U.S. sets 'surprisingly low' China solar panel duties

21 March 2012 by

REUTERS - The United States on Tuesday dealt a blow to U.S. manufacturers of solar panels and boosted shares in Chinese rivals when it imposed unexpectedly low preliminary punitive duties on imports from China, though the move still drew fire from China industry representatives.

The action adds to trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and threatens cooperation in the burgeoning clean-energy sector, which both say they want to promote.


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