Sen. Wyden (D-OR) calls for action on Chinese dumping in renewable energy industry
The the U.S. solar power industry is under assault from Chinese manufacturers who are "reaping the benefits of unscrupulous trade practices," according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). In a letter to President Obama, Wyden urged action to curb the flood of Chinese subsidized solar products.
In his letter, Sen. Wyden explained that renewable energy technologies represent one of the best opportunities to create new, good-paying jobs in the U.S. and that it would be a mistake to let these industries fall victim to China’s unfair trade practices. Wyden explained that Chinese producers "often receive large subsidies from their government and price their goods at levels that do not reflect the reality of the marketplace, thus putting U.S. industries at a distinct disadvantage unless remedies are used to level the playing field."
Wyden identified the Department of Commerce’s authority to self-initiate an investigation into the application of anti-dumping and countervailing duties as apotential remedy, and urged the president to impose safeguards on surging Chinese imports that disrupt America's solar power industry.
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