Trade & Manufacturing - July 2014


In This Issue:

- Commerce Issues Preliminary Determination Finding Chinese Solar Producers Receive Countervailable Subsidies

- United States Prevails in WTO Dispute Challenging China's Duties on U.S. Automobiles

- Court Overturns Longstanding Country-of-Origin Methodology Used for Trade Order Scope Determinations

- News Of Note

..Yemen Becomes the 160th Member of the WTO

..Secretary Of Commerce Names First Round Of "Manufacturing Communities"

..Stefan Selig Confirmed as Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade

..President Obama Names Meredith Broadbent as Chairman and Dean Pinkert as Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission

- Excerpt from Commerce Issues Preliminary Determination Finding Chinese Solar Producers Receive Countervailable Subsidies:

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determined on June 3 that the Chinese government subsidizes the production and export of crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells (solar cells), as well as modules, laminates, and/or panels consisting of solar cells, with subsidy rates ranging from 18.56 percent to 35.21 percent. Commerce initiated the investigation in January 2014 following a petition filed by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc. In the petition, SolarWorld sought to close a loophole that allowed some Chinese solar producers to avoid duties imposed as a result of SolarWorld's successful 2012 antidumping and countervailing duty cases on solar cells exported from China.

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