US Confirms New Import Duties on Chinese Solar Products

Volume
18,
Number
20
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5 June 2014
5 June 2014
The US Commerce Department announced on Tuesday that it would be imposing preliminary countervailing duties on imports of certain Chinese crystalline silicon photovoltaic products – including solar cells, modules, laminates, and/or panels. The anti-subsidy duties are significantly higher than those...
5 June 2014
A UN group tasked with formulating a proposed set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) will for the first time consider a zero draft of a possible text at its next meeting later this month, officials confirmed earlier this week. The co-chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development...
5 June 2014
The Obama Administration released plans on Monday to slash carbon dioxide emissions by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 on all existing American power plants, in what has been touted as one of the most far-reaching moves ever made by the US executive branch to tackle the threat of...
5 June 2014
Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan inked a deal last week to formally establish an economic union between them, capping approximately two decades’ worth of talks. The bloc – termed the Eurasian Economic Union – notably does not include Ukraine, and comes at a time where Moscow’s geopolitical rift with...
5 June 2014
African finance ministers and central bank governors, together with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), agreed last week to ramp up their joint efforts to tackle poverty in order to sustain the strong economic performance that the continent has seen these past two decades. However, they...
5 June 2014
Coming Soon 9 June, London, UK. WILL TTIP HAPPEN? Hosted by Chatham House, this expert panel will discuss the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP), a trade agreement currently under negotiation between the European Union and the United States. The panel aims to determine whether and...
5 June 2014
CONFRONTING THE CURSE: THE ECONOMIC AND GEOPOLITICS OF NATURAL RESOURCE GOVERNANCE. By Cullen S. Hendrix and Marcus Noland for the Peterson Institute for International Economics (May 2014). In this book, Peterson Institute Senior Fellow Cullen S. Hendrix and Executive Vice President and Director of...