Commerce Department Slaps Large Tariff on Chinese Solar Panels

By: Friday May 18, 2012 6:23 am

Neoliberals and conservatives will get to trot out their favorite phrase, “trade war.” And to be sure, there’s a jobs vs. environment question to be asked about this latest move by the Obama Administration. But the Commerce Department has moved ahead with slapping high tariffs on Chinese solar panels: The United States on Thursday announced [...]

Commerce Department Hits Chinese Solar Panels With Token Tariff

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 10:21 am

If you ask people who actually know about Solyndra, they will tell you that the solar manufacturer went out of business due to cheap imports of the same technology from China. This drove down profit margins in the industry, and Solyndra couldn’t compete. Overall, the macro implication of this means cheaper solar panels for the [...]

Republicans Getting Credit in Media for Thinking About Doing Their Jobs

By: Friday October 14, 2011 10:16 am

Yesterday the House GOP continued its bold jobs agenda by passing a bill to ban abortion coverage in the health insurance exchanges. But on a parallel track, Republican leaders are also bringing forward additional measures that have a jobs component. House Republicans are doing an about-face, breathing life into expensive legislation long considered dead in [...]

US Announces Trade Enforcement Action on Chicken Tariffs

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 10:13 am

This was rumored yesterday, and now we know: the US has filed another complaint against China at the WTO, this one over Chinese tariffs on US chicken producers. The United States filed a complaint Tuesday with the World Trade Organization that says China violated international trade rules when it imposed tariffs last year on U.S. [...]

Labor Struggles to Break Free From Cultural, Structural Barriers

By: Monday September 5, 2011 10:47 am

The World Trade Organization ruled today that the US legally imposed tariffs on Chinese tire imports last year. These tariffs were imposed in response to a United Steelworkers petition, showing that Chinese firms were dumping substandard tires on US markets, causing “material injury” to the domestic tire industry. This victory at the WTO is a [...]

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