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US trade panel OKs five-year duties on China solar products

solar34WASHINGTON: United States on Wednesday gave final approval to duties on billions of dollars of solar energy products from China for the next five years, providing struggling US producers with a partial buffer against lower-priced imports.  

 

US International Trade Commissioner voted 6-0 in favor of the duties in a case filed last year by SolarWorld Industries

 

America and which Beijing has called a protectionist move that threatens the future of the solar energy sector by driving up costs for consumers.

 

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