Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing
US solar panel manufacturers
 

Statement in Response to Recent Claims of CASE

"CASE recently suggested that U.S. solar manufacturers are engaging in dumping. This is both factually and legally incorrect, as by law U.S. producers cannot dump in the U.S. market. More importantly, CASE's own statement confirms how dumped and subsidized Chinese solar cells and modules have injured the U.S. industry. The trade laws are designed to remedy dumping and subsidies that injure a competing foreign industry, and CASE's statement concedes this exact point: We are harmed by excess Chinese capacity that is dumped in the United States. CASE itself cites the "huge increase in silicon and solar cell production capacity, which has outpaced growing demand, as responsible for the rapid drop in global solar cell and module prices." China's huge export-targeted capacity increases have brought this harm to solar manufacturers in the United States and around the world. Under the trade laws, we deserve a remedy, rather than CASE's solution -- shutdown and liquidation of America's industry to the benefit of China's. Moreover, CASE's claims about U.S. subsidies are false, easily disproved, and irrelevant to the trade cases against the Chinese industry."

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The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing is made up of seven companies that manufacture solar cells and modules in the United States as well as more than 190 employers of more than 16,000 workers who have registered their support for CASM's case as associate members. These member companies have plants in nearly every region in the United States, including the Northwest and California, the Southwest, Midwest, Northeast and South and support several thousand U.S. manufacturing jobs. For details about CASM, go to www.americansolarmanufacturing.com; email media questions to media@americansolarmanufacturing.org; other questions or comments may be emailed to contact@americansolarmanufacturing.org.

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