The Obama administration delivered a trade war victory Tuesday to an Oregon solar manufacturer and others in the U.S. sector.
The Commerce Department sided with SolarWorld by upholding tariffs on solar panels imported from China and Taiwan.
The Commerce Department ruled that competitors from those two countries have been using illegal foreign government subsidies and dumping solar panels in the US market at below-cost prices.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praised the decision. He said it will help Oregon solar manufacturers compete with anyone in the world. SolarWorld’s U.S. operations are headquartered Hillsboro.