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Trade panel approves five-year duties on China solar products

reuters -- The United States gave final approval on Wednesday to duties on billions of dollars of solar-energy products from China for the next five years, protecting U.S. producers against lower-priced imports and raising fears of Chinese retaliation.

The U.S. International Trade Commission voted 6-0 in favor of double- and triple-digit duties in a case filed last year by SolarWorld Industries America.

Beijing has protested the case each step of the way, calling it a protectionist move that threatens the future of solar energy by driving up costs for consumers.

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar-panel manufacturer, accused Chinese competitors such as Suntech Power Holdings of selling solar cells and panels in the United States at unfairly low prices and receiving government subsidies.

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oilfreak
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yeah not surprising.
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Good
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Good.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 3:30:19 AM

Trade panel approves five-year duties on China solar products and may help US produced goods. No government subsidies in the production of any product!
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who would have thunk it?
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Ray 10589 stated what's true. Get use to it with this administration.

We will not like what happens in the next 4 years even less than the last 4.

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:08:01 AM

Old News!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:06:46 AM

yet another tariff...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:06:03 AM

I don't think it matters either.
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Sold to the highest socialist, I mean communist, I mean Obama Tzar!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:04:38 AM

china owns US
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:04:34 AM

So what....doesn't matter.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:04:06 AM

Good, lets start a trade war!!
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 12:03:34 AM

that's not really goign to happen ,since china owns america now is it?
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It's gunna make someone mad !
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It's about time.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:54:02 PM

This action is long over due and be the start of ongoing duties on other products produced in China.
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Include Walmart.
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Good
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we can't compete with their wages
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The American companies should learn how to compete without crying to Uncle Sam for handouts.
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they need to play the game the right way just like the rest of the world
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get China back in line@
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:34:26 PM

rjoeh:
Sounds good to me... Maybe it will help stop our getting all the chinese junk coming accross our shores... especially being pushed by Walmart.

If Walmart goes under are they too big to fail??? So Uncle Sam would bail them out???
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Finger in dike
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too late for some companies
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:28:24 PM

about time
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:28:07 PM

It sounds good.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:27:50 PM

Put solar on my house and I purchased German made panels.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:25:10 PM

sounds good
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:23:12 PM

Sounds good to me... Maybe it will help stop our getting all the chinese junk coming accross our shores... especially being pushed by Walmart.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:18:53 PM

I'm sure they will find a way to get around this one.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:17:36 PM

uh huhh
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:17:22 PM

They will find a way around the duties
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:15:09 PM

Hmmmmm...
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ok
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Greed is running this world and its going to destroy it.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 11:12:49 PM

Next, lets keep their cheap toys from coming here.
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China does not own more of us than we of them!
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China will keep buying our debt till they own USA
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 10:59:35 PM

So we all need to stop burning coal/oil and switch to green energy like Solar to save the world??? The US gave millions of taxdollars to US Solar manufacturers in the name of GREEN... China gave billions to their Solar manufacturers in the name of GREEN... So SolarWorld (Germany owned) is not selling higher priced Solar panels, because everyone in the US is buying the Solar panels from China, to put on their roof tops in the name of GREEN...

Wonder the TreeHuggers are saying about this???

Looks like the bottom line of going GREEN and saving the world, is not about cleaner air... It's more about jobs and greed...
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hm
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 10:59:05 PM

And US makers still go bankrupt?
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Chairman Mao and Stalin used to have 5 year plans...
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I SEE RED PEOPLE!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 10:52:45 PM

Interesting article. I personally don't think we should be involved with China at all. I don't trust them.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 10:44:03 PM

great
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There has to be a better solution...
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And I am jumping up and down>>>>>>>> NOT!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 10:36:40 PM

A big problem is that the Chinese panels perform better than the US panels and the US solar panels are significantly overpriced.
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