Legal Alert - Commerce Preliminarily Finds High Dumping Margins for Solar Cells from People's Republic of China
Commerce Preliminarily Finds High Dumping Margins for Solar Cells from People’s Republic of China
by Richard C. Katz
Back in October 2011, a group of U.S. domestic producers led by Solar World Industries America of Hillsboro, Oregon, filed a petition for the institution of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations against crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from China. On May 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its preliminary determination in the antidumping portion of the investigation, finding that Chinese producers sold solar cells in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 31.14 percent to 249.96 percent of the freight on board (f.o.b.) price.