CASE Comments on Department of Commerce's Anti-Dumping Ruling

Jigar Shah, President of CASE, stated, "We are gratified that the scope of today's decision is limited only to solar cells made in China and that the Department did not significantly increase the tariff from its preliminary decision in May.

WASHINGTON, DC – October 10, 2012 – The Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) today responded to the final Countervailing Duty and Anti-Dumping rulings by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), which amounted to no significant increases from the preliminary ruling, with the following statement:


Jigar Shah, President of CASE, stated, "We are gratified that the scope of today's decision is limited only to solar cells made in China and that the Department did not significantly increase the tariff from its preliminary decision in May. We are hopeful that continued innovations in technology, a competitive global marketplace, and demand-generated pressure for lower prices will take precedence moving forward. At the same time, we remain concerned about the growing global trade war, which will only hurt American solar industry jobs, growth and consumers.

"We believe that global competition is good for American solar consumers and companies. Fortunately, these tariffs will not stop the development of American solar energy, which 92 percent of the American people want to see developed even more, according to a recent national poll. On behalf of 97% to 98% of the US solar industry that fought against SolarWorld, we are all looking forward to ending this distraction and returning to our everyday focus of creating jobs and lowering renewable energy costs."

About CASE: The Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE), a coalition of American solar companies representing 97% to 98% of the U.S. solar industry jobs, believes free trade and industry competition are critical to making solar electricity affordable for everyone. CASE is united in its commitment to creating jobs through the growth and development of the American solar industry. For more information about CASE, please visit: http://coalition4affordablesolar.org/

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