EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Shedding Light on the Recent U.S.–China Solar Dispute

Don Clark

Global Economy Journal, 2013, vol. 13, issue 2, 251-259

Abstract: This paper reviews the highly politicized recent decision by the U.S. to impose large dumping and countervailing duties on solar cells and modules imported from China. Attention is devoted to discussing the case, the conflict between the Obama administration’s trade policy and environmental goals, shortcomings inherent in the investigations related to solar imports, China’s response to the allegations, the impact on downstream firms that install solar panels, and the future of U.S.–China trade relations. U.S. trade policy is sending a negative signal to the rest of the world that will only encourage retaliation and obstruct the solar sector’s development. Punitive duties are inconsistent with President Obama’s energy and export initiatives. The U.S. should refrain from transforming trade policy mistakes into energy/environmental and export policy failures.

Date: 2013
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://doi.org/10.1515/gej-2013-0006 (text/html)
For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.

Related works:
Journal Article: Shedding Light on the Recent U.S.–China Solar Dispute (2013) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bpj:glecon:v:13:y:2013:i:2:p:251-259:n:4

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/gej

DOI: 10.1515/gej-2013-0006

Access Statistics for this article

Global Economy Journal is currently edited by Jannett Highfill

More articles in Global Economy Journal from De Gruyter
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Peter Golla ().

 
Page updated 2023-06-15
Handle: RePEc:bpj:glecon:v:13:y:2013:i:2:p:251-259:n:4