President Obama Weighs In On Chinese Solar Trade Petition

In a recent interview, President Barack Obama remarked on the trade case recently filed against China by SolarWorld and its partners in the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM).

Obama appeared to support the anti-dumping complaint and countervailing-duty petition, noting ‘questionable competitive practices coming out of China’ within the clean energy industries and said his administration has aggressively countered ‘these kinds of dumping activities,’ according to the CASM.

‘I have been more aggressive than previous administrations in enforcing our trade laws,’ Obama said. ‘We have filed actions against them when we see these kinds of dumping activities, and we're going to look very carefully at this stuff and potentially bring actions if we find that the basic rules of the road have been violated.’

The remarks were made in an interview on Tuesday, Nov. 1, with Tracy Barry, news anchor for Portland-based KGW NewsChannel 8. The interview clip can be viewed here.

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