Chinese solar companies dispute SolarWorld's complaint

| Print |  Email
The Latest
Friday, October 21, 2011

Chinese solar manufacturers say that SolarWorld's U.S. trade complaint is one-sided.

Suntech Power Holdings Co., the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. denied engaging in unfair trade practices, without addressing assertions that they sell products below cost. They said they hold themselves to “fair international trade practices” and are “confident in their positions,” in statements responding to the complaint by SolarWorld Industries Americas Inc.
SolarWorld’s U.S. unit and six other panel manufacturers filed a complaint Oct. 19 with the International Trade Commission seeking to slap duties on more than $1 billion of Chinese imports. The companies alleged unfair state aid that undercuts competition. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said the claim was regretful.
“We would like to remind everyone that such petitions obviously present only the views of one side, and only a partial view of a very complicated story,” Baoding-based Yingli said today in a statement.
“Anyone can file one of these actions; having filed an action is in no way a validation from the U.S. government as to the merits of the action,” Wuxi-based Suntech said yesterday.
If Chinese solar manufacturers are no longer able to export to the U.S. because of the duties, there will be significant impacts on U.S. manufacturing equipment and raw material manufacturers, resulting in a “lose-lose” situation, the Commerce Ministry said today today in a statement.

Read more from Bloomberg.

 

 

 

More Articles

Apartment Mania

Guest Blog
Thursday, June 18, 2015
4805983977 11466ce1d6 zBY BRAD HOULE | CFA

While most categories of commercial real estate have performed well, one of the most robust has been apartment buildings.


Read more...

Credit Unions Perspective

June 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Gene Pelham, CEO of Rogue Credit Union.


Read more...

The Backstory: Portland Youth Builders

The Latest
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
blog002 1BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school. In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward  housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.


Read more...

Oregon businesses face destruction from future earthquake

The Latest
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
htctthumb1BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An earthquake would completely destroy many Oregon businesses, highlighting the urgent need for the private and public sectors to collaborate on shoring up disaster preparedness, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast summit today.


Read more...

Up in the Air

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY ANNIE ELLISON

Portland tech veteran Ben Berry is leaving his post as Portland’s chief technology officer for a full-time role producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aimed at first responders and the military. Berry’s AirShip Technologies Group is poised to be on the ground floor of an industry that will supply drones to as many as 100,000 police, fire and emergency agencies nationwide. He reveals the plan for takeoff.


Read more...

Nine lives

Linda Baker
Friday, May 22, 2015
0f4f7bfBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Roy Kaufmann always lands on his feet.


Read more...

The ancient fish that stops bullets

The Latest
Friday, May 08, 2015
hagfishthumbBY CHRIS NOBLE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Hagfish may not have evolved much over the last 300 million years, but their protein-heavy slime promises advances in super-materials.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS