Tag Archives: anti-dumping

The Latest U.S.-China Trade Dispute: Solar Panels

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The Obama administration will impose hefty tariffs on Chinese solar imports after determining Thursday that the country is flooding the market with underpriced panels. The Commerce Department, in a preliminary determination, ordered U.S. Customs and Border Protection to impose tariffs of between 31 and 250 percent on solar imports from various Chinese companies. (The Hill) This…

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As Expected, Congress to Address CVD Issue

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It’s an election year, so no surprise that the U.S. Congress is acting with uncharacteristic speed to amend a law allowing for the imposition of duties to Chinese imports.

U.S.-China Cockfight Heads to WTO

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The U.S. and China have been battling over the chicken trade since Bird Flu broke out. The latest anti-dumping dispute is now going to the WTO.

The Trade Extortion Game: Because Sometimes Protectionism Just Isn’t Enough

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I’m a big opponent of anti-dumping schemes, which allow countries to slap duties on imports that are too cheap. It’s a protectionist racket that helps domestic firms at the expense of consumers (who don’t have industry associations looking out for them). But as bad as anti-dumping is, there are worse things, one of which I…

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Singing the US-China WTO Blues

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The latest WTO cases the US filed against China may have legal merit, but the timing coincides a bit too conveniently with the American election.

Once Upon A Time: Looking for a U.S.-China Trade Narrative

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Once in a while, it’s fun to look at headlines and themes of international trade stories without getting into the substance. Call it light reading for the weekend in an area that is usually boring and overly techno-legal for most folks. A recent series of decisions made by Beijing and Washington easily lend themselves to…

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US Congress vs. the RMB: Round 367

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I’ve been blogging in China since 2003, in one capacity or another, and I would probably run out of fingers (and toes) counting up all the stories I’ve written about RMB revaluation and US Congress sabre-rattling. Instead of writing the same old story with the same old opinion (i.e. RMB revaluation is a good idea,…

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