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Merkley Statement on Commerce Ruling on Chinese Solar Panel Subsidies

March 20, 2012

Washington, DC – The U.S. Commerce Department today found that the Chinese government is improperly subsidizing solar manufacturers.  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley issued the following statement on the ruling:

“American workers can compete with anyone in the world when we have a fair playing field.  Unfortunately, China’s subsidies have distorted the solar panel market and cost Americans good manufacturing jobs.  This ruling will begin the process of making China play by the rules, enabling our businesses to compete on a level playing field.”


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