By Kari Williamson
In October SolarWorld Industries America Inc, along with six other solar manufacturers, filed cases with the US Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission accusing Chinese solar cell and module manufacturers of illegal dumping in the US market.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has now issued a statement warning US against protectionist measures.
“If the US Government files case, adopts duties and sends an inappropriate protectionist signal, it would cast a shadow over world economic recovery,” an official says according to Reuters.
“The Chinese Government hopes the United States will scrupulously abide by its promise to oppose trade protectionism, avoid adopting protectionist measures on Chinese solar cell products, jointly protect a free, open and free international trade environment, and adopt more rational means of handling trade frictions.”
The statement adds that China is meeting World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules and that the US should take care not to criticise China when the US also has policies favouring US manufacturers.