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Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

(7/17/12) Tariffs slow imports of Chinese-made solar panels

Inside Energy with Federal Lands June 18, 2012 Keith Chu It appears that the tariffs are working. But whether that's a good or a bad thing depends on whom you ask. US imports of Chinese-made photovoltaic solar panels plummeted nearly 64% in April, according to new data from the Commerce Department, and experts say the drop-off is due to the tariffs that Washington imposed on China's solar-energy industry earlier this year. The US International Trade Administration, a branch of the Commerce Department, has imposed tariffs on imports of Chinese-made solar panels in an effort to counteract what is says is Beijing's illegal support for its domestic manufacturers. In April, the first month the US began collecting those tariffs, imports fell to $70.7 million, down nearly 64% from the same period a year earlier, according to the Commerce Department data. The subsidy-related tariffs are relatively small, ranging from 2.9% to 4.73%. But ITA has also imposed second, more stringent set of tariffs on Beijing for allegedly "dumping" solar panels in the US at below-market costs in an effort to undercut American competitors. Those tariffs range from 31% to 250%. Click here to read the entire article at Platts (subscription required)

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