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January 21, 2014

American solar employers condemn China's retaliatory trade action against U.S. industry

May 8, 2013

U.S. Solar Manufacturers Commend Academics for Research on Alarming Economic Impacts of China's Industrial Subsidies

April 11, 2013

Commerce Department finds Chinese solar importers are misreporting, underreporting merchandise to evade duties

Feburary 1, 2013

American solar manufacturers appeal loophole in trade remedy cases against illegal Chinese practices

January 21, 2013

Chinese solar imports fall to lowest level in at least two years, even amid peak season

December 18, 2012

Chinese solar imports drop two-thirds from 2011

December 10, 2012

U.S. government orders final Chinese solar import duties, with rates for future imports subject to increases

November 19, 2012

Chinese solar imports decrease for sixth consecutive month, trade data show

November 7, 2012

U.S. Solar Industry Welcomes Final ITC Decision on Solar Tariffs

November 1, 2012

U.S. Solar Industry Points to Evidence of Chinese Government's Escalating Intervention in World Renewable-Energy Markets

October 10, 2012

U.S. Solar Industry Reacts to Commerce Department Decision on Solar Trade Case

October 3, 2012

Testifying Before U.S. Trade Panel, Solar Executives Recap Ongoing Economic Fallout from Chinese Trade Practices

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September 6, 2012

CASM Statement Regarding EU Initiation of a Solar Trade Case Against China

August 27, 2012

CASM Statement on New Research Report on U.S. Solar Market

August 13, 2012

Chinese solar imports drop for three consecutive months

August 9, 2012

CASM Webinar Presentation: Overview of Solar Cells and Modules Trade Remedy Case

August 2, 2012

U.S. solar producers to host webinar to detail mechanics of trade remedy duties

July 20, 2012

CASM Statement on Start of Chinese Investigation of U.S. and South Korean Polysilicon Manufacturers

July 19, 2012

CASM Applauds Senate Finance Committee Passage of Bipartisan ENFORCE Act

July 12, 2012

Chinese solar imports continue on downward trend

June 25, 2012

Commerce Department finds more illegal subsidies for Chinese solar imports, continues probing additional issues affecting final duties

June 19, 2012

Federal agencies will bar efforts to circumvent duties on Chinese solar imports, domestic producers say

June 13, 2012

Statement of the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing on the SEIA/GTM Research Q1 Report

June 12, 2012

Chinese solar imports drop sharply in April; Customs watches for evasion of import duties

May 30, 2012

Half-time in solar-industry dispute: U.S. manufacturers invite media to test top five myths of trade cases

May 29, 2012

Fact Sheet: Department of Commerce's Preliminary Affirmative Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Determiniations on Imports of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Panels from the People's Republic of China

U.S. solar producers call on trade association to fulfill pledge of neutrality in trade dispute

May 17, 2012

U.S. Solar Industry Coalition Applauds Commerce Department Ruling in Landmark Dumping Case

May 15, 2012

U.S. Solar Industry Coalition Statements in Advance of Commerce Department Preliminary Decision on Solar Dumping Petition

May 10, 2012

Solar manufacturers hail 50th anniversary of Telstar satellite launch, one of many milestones in ongoing U.S. annals of solar pioneering

May 9, 2012

Solar manufacturing industry coalition exceeds 200 companies employing about 17,000 workers

May 7, 2012

Statement in Response to Recent Claims of CASE

May 2, 2012

Analysis: China's new Five-Year Plan for solar calls for escalation in government sponsorship of export-intensive, price-subsidized trade

April 17, 2012

Survey: Four U.S. solar manufacturers injected more than $400 million into other manufacturers and employers in 46 states in 2011

March 20, 2012

U.S. Solar Industry Coalition Reacts to Preliminary Ruling Against Unfair Chinese Trade Practices

March 14, 2012

New Jersey solar manufacturer takes public stand for fair competition, domestic manufacturing and energy security

March 8, 2012

Wisconsin Solar Manufacturer Declares Support for Trade Cases Against China's State-sponsored Solar Industry

March 1, 2012

Report: U.S. Solar Trade Surplus with China and World Vanished in 2011

February 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Commerce investigation regarding illegal Chinese solar subsidies extended a final time

February 7, 2012

Federal research lab concludes China's costs to produce and deliver solar to U.S. market exceed those of U.S. producers

January 30, 2012

U.S. Department of Commerce finds massive surge of Chinese solar imports, triggering 90-day retroactivity if it finds duties are warranted

CASM statement responding to new CASE economic report

January 25, 2012

Chinese producers flood U.S. market with solar cells and modules ahead of upcoming ruling in solar trade case
Chinese producers have more than doubled imports of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules in advance of potential U.S. government duties on those imports, according to an evaluation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection data released today by the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM).

January 23, 2012

U.S. solar manufacturers applaud analyst's assessment of Chinese tactics: 'Free trade does not mean trade that is free of rules'
The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), supported by more than 150 U.S. employers of more than 11,000 workers, today applauded an analysis by Hari Chandra Polavarapu, managing director of solar and clean-technology research for brokerage firm Auriga USA, that underscores the importance of holding China accountable to international trade law.

December 20, 2011

SolarWorld's Gordon Brinser responds to CASE request to withdraw ITC petitions

December 7, 2011

'Father of solar manufacturing industry' supports domestic solar manufacturers
Bill Yerkes, the visionary entrepreneur who pioneered the solar-panel manufacturing industry, today announced his support for U.S. solar manufacturers that are fighting what they allege to be unfairly traded Chinese imports.

Letter of support from Congressman Elton Gallegly

December 2, 2011

U.S. Solar Manufacturers Welcome Congressional Letter of Support in Landmark Trade Case
The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), seven U.S. manufacturers of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today welcomed the support of 59 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for CASM's trade case against China's unfair trading practices in the solar industry.

Republican letter of support to John Bryson

November 28, 2011

Coalition of 150 Solar Employers of More than 11,000 Workers Show Widespread Support for U.S. Solar Manufacturing
About 150 U.S. solar-industry employers of more than 11,000 American workers have joined the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) to support the U.S. government's investigation of China's solar trade practices and the restoration of fair, sustainable, international solar-industry competition.

November 18, 2011

U.S. Solar Producers: Just How Desperate Are Chinese solar importers?
The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), seven U.S. manufacturers of crystalline silicon solar cells and panels supported by over 140 U.S. companies and more than 10,000 employees, today called on a group of Chinese solar importers to explain a number of deceptions that CASM contends the importers' news releases have trumpeted.

November 15, 2011

U.S. solar manufacturers: China's claim of 'protectionism' aims to divert scrutiny from China's anti-competitive, unsustainable trade aggression WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) today called on a group of Chinese solar cell and panel importers to explain how what CASM contends is an unprecedented surge of dumped and subsidized exports…

November 9, 2011

U.S. Solar Industry Coalition Commends Department of Commerce Action Against Illegal Chinese Trade Practices
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), the top official of SolarWorld Industries America Inc., the largest U.S. producer of crystalline silicon solar cells ...

November 8, 2011

SolarWorld executives testify against Chinese trade practices, citing U.S. job loss and economic harm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In testimony before the International Trade Commission (ITC), two executives from SolarWorld Industries America Inc., the largest U.S. producer of crystalline silicon solar cells and panels ...

Gordon Brinser's testimony before the International Trade Commission

Kevin Kilkelly's testimony before the International Trade Commission

November 7, 2011

U.S. Solar Manufacturers Welcome Support of United Steelworkers in Landmark Trade Case
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7, 2011 –The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), seven companies that manufacture crystalline silicon solar cells and panels in the United States, today welcomed the support of the United Steelworkers (USW)...

United Steelworkers letter of support
Letter in support of the antidumping and countervailing duty petitions against China from Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers.

More than 75 employers register support for domestic solar manufacturing as associate members of trade-case-coalition
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 7, 2011 – About 75 employers have officially registered their support for the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), a group of seven U.S. domestic solar manufacturers supporting the antidumping and countervailing duty cases...

November 2, 2011

Obama affirms concern about China’s clean-energy tradeciting "a lot of questionable competitive practices
WASHINGTON, DC  – In response to a question about a trade case that SolarWorld and a coalition of U.S. domestic solar manufacturers have filed against China, President Barack Obama cited “questionable competitive practices coming out of China”…

October 21, 2011

U.S. Solar Cell Manufacturers Respond to Chinese Commerce Ministry Statement
Washington, D.C. – Following is a statement by the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), led by SolarWorld Industries America Inc., the largest domestic crystalline silicon solar cell and panel producer. The statement responds to what CASM characterized as misleading and unfounded statements by China's Ministry of Commerce regarding the antidumping and countervailing petitions filed by SolarWorld Industries America Inc. against China's trade practices.

October 19, 2011

U.S. Manufacturers of Solar Cells File Dumping and Subsidy Petitions Against China
Washington, D.C. – SolarWorld Industries America Inc., the largest U.S. producer of crystalline silicon solar cells and panels and a founding member of the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), today filed petitions with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission demonstrating that Chinese manufacturers of solar products are illegally dumping crystalline silicon solar cells into the U.S. market. The petitions assert dumping margins well in excess of 100 percent. The petitions also assert Chinese manufacturers are receiving massive illegal subsidies from the Chinese government, which is deploying contract awards, trade barriers, financing breaks and supply-chain subsidies, among an extensive and pervasive array of other supports and incentives, to advance the exports of Chinese manufacturers.

SolarWorld and coalition of U.S. solar manufacturers petition to stop unfair trade by China's state-sponsored industry
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing a coalition of seven U.S. manufacturers of solar cells and panels, SolarWorld Industries America Inc., the largest domestic producer, today petitioned the federal government to halt what the company describes as an ever-rising tide of heavily subsidized solar cells and panels that China's state-supported solar industry is illegally dumping into the American market.

U.S. Solar Industry Files Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Cases Against Imports of Solar Cells and Modules from China
On behalf of SolarWorld Industries America Inc., an Oregon-based solar cell manufacturer, Wiley Rein LLP has filed petitions asking the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC) to conduct antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations into Chinese imports of crystalline silicon solar cells and panels.  The petitions are supported by the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM).  The cases are among the largest of their type ever filed against China and are the largest in the renewable-energy industries.