SolarWorld calls on President Trump to put domestic industry back on growth path

SolarWorld Americas Inc., the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for more than 42 years, today issued this statement from Juergen Stein, CEO and president, on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s recommended trade remedies for the U.S. solar cell and panel manufacturing industry:

“We appreciate the hard work that the U.S. International Trade Commission and its staff have invested in this case, and the work they have done in issuing remedy recommendations.  We are pleased that a bipartisan majority of the Commission has recommended tariffs, tariff-rate quotas and funding for the domestic industry. This is a useful first step.  The process will now move forward to the President, and we continue to believe that the remedies SolarWorld has recommended are the right ones for this industry at this time.  We must ensure countries cannot undermine the remedies by underpricing their products in the U.S. market. As the White House has stated, ‘The U.S. solar manufacturing sector contributes to our energy security and economic prosperity.’ We look forward to President Trump establishing remedies that will place this industry back on a path of robust growth and put manufacturing workers back to work in an industry that will be a key to our nation’s future.”

Source: SolarWorld
Date: Nov 1, 2017