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Stiff Tariffs Imposed To Help U.S. Solar Panel Makers Compete


File photo of solar panels. The U.S. Commerce Department is imposing steep tariffs on imported panels from China and Taiwan after ruling they were unfairly undercutting prices for U.S. competitors.

File photo of solar panels. The U.S. Commerce Department is imposing steep tariffs on imported panels from China and Taiwan after ruling they were unfairly undercutting prices for U.S. competitors.

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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.

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