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Coalition of U.S. Solar Makers Want Tariffs Placed on Imports from Southeast Asian Countries

A group of seven U.S. solar manufacturers — Convalt Energy, First Solar, Meyer Burger, Mission Solar, Qcells, REC Silicon, and Swift Solar — are banding together to seek tariffs on allegedly unfairly traded solar imports from several Southeast Asian countries.

The American Alliance for Solar Manufacturing Trade Committee is asking the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Commerce Department to investigate “potentially illegal trade practices by Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam that are injuring the U.S. solar industry.” While the committee is targeting imports from these nations, it noted in a press release that the companies subject to the investigation “would be primarily Chinese-headquartered companies.”

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