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Wacker Slams Proposed U.S. Duties on Solar Panels from China

5:14 AM MDT | May 29, 2012 | Ian Young

Wacker Chemie has criticized the recent decision by U.S. trade officials to propose antidumping duties on solar panels imported from China. Wacker is a leading producer of polysilicon, which is used to make solar panels. "We are convinced that protectionist measures will not help the domestic solar industry, but rather impair the photovoltaic technology's future prospects," Wacker CEO Rudolf Staudigl says. The U.S. has proposed an antidumping duty of 31% on solar panels exported by major Chinese producers. Other Chinese producers would be subject to an...

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