Canadian Solar Inc, this week released this statement in response to the United States Department of Commerce’s (“DOC”) Tuesday decision to impose counter-veiling (“CVD”) and anti-dumping (“AD)” tariffs on certain Chinese and Taiwanese photovoltaic modules and cell imports.
“We are very disappointed by the DOC’s decision, and the damaging impact this has on the American solar industry,” said Thomas Koerner, General Manager of Canadian Solar Americas Division.
This decision threatens the employment of tens and thousands of American workers in the various facets of the solar industry, including manufacturing, design, installation and operations.
Mr. Koerner added,
We plan to utilize our 500 MW manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada to continue our support for solar energy development in the United States. As a Canadian company, however, we firmly believe in free international trade and a market economy with zero trade barriers.