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21 May

Multilateral Negotiations To Resolve China-EU Trade Dispute


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Want to share this press release from SEIA from few days ago, below:

SEIA Says Multilateral Negotiations Important to Resolving China Trade Dispute

WASHINGTON, DC – Reacting to published reports that the United States and the European Union are trying to settle a lingering trade dispute with China over anti-dumping and anti-subsidy allegations, John Smirnow, vice president of trade and competitiveness for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – issued the following statement:

“Meeting last week in China, SEIA and the Asia PV Industry Association – along with several other organizations – agreed to a joint policy position, the Shanghai Solar Declaration, which strongly encourages the United States, China, the European Union and other nations to engage in multilateral trade negotiations aimed at ending this costly and disruptive dispute.

“After expressing our intentions to the White House, we are very encouraged that these long-needed negotiations appear ready to proceed.  Simply put, it’s time for everyone to work together toward a fair resolution of these cases.

“There is clear evidence that disputes within one segment of the industry affect the entire solar supply chain.  What’s more, they cause a ripple effect throughout the economies of the United States, Asia and Europe.  In addition to resolving current disagreements, we hope this process will also lead to the creation of a pro-competitive, collaborative framework for preventing future trade conflicts and ensuring the adoption of balanced and equitable agreements in the future.

“And, finally, in attempting to settle this dispute, we strongly encourage the Administration to carefully evaluate what impact any actions may have on American consumers and U.S. workers.”

To date, other signatories to the Shanghai Solar Declaration include: the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE); Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI); and the Solar Energy Association of Sweden.

More Resources:
–  Shanghai Solar Declaration
–  SEIA: International Trade updates
– “SEIA Statement on U.S. Department of Commerce Final AD/CVD Determinations,” October 10, 2012.

About SEIA®:
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,000 member companies are building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Media Contacts:
Jamie Nolan,, 202.556.2886
Ken Johnson,, 202.556.2885


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9 May

Alternative To EU-China Trade War


Dear Friends, Visitors/Viewers/Readers, (Please click on red links below) ________________________________________________________________________________________ Updates on our Solar-FIT For Sunshine State petition: 162 signatures strong. We need more! Please help us to spread more sunshine by signing this petition and sharing it with others. It is our shared responsibility to move toward the renewable energy age and Sunshine is the cleanest, healthiest, and least war-prone way to go! Thank you. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Global Solar Summit at Milan, Italy, is going on right now! May 8-9, 2013, at Rho Exhibition & Conference Center at Milan, Italy. General Information. Program. Speakers. Registration. Sponsorship Opportunities. Sponsors. Partners. Endorsements. Press. Contacts. ________________________________________________________________________________________ I just got a message from Solar Impulse — the solar airplane that is flying across the United States right now. The plane is carrying a message encouraging governments, CEOs, and other decision-makers to support and deploy clean technologies.  Because I signed up, my name is going to be carried in the cockpit of the plane.  You should add your name too — the more names the plane carries, the stronger the clean technology message will be on the ground. So far, over 16,000 Friends are virtual passengers in the cockpit.  You can add your name by clicking here — it only takes 30 seconds. Thanks! sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker _______________________________________________________________________________________ There has been much coverage on the European Commission planning to impose between 37.2% and 67.9% tariffs on Chinese solar module manufacturers which if approved, will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union in June and come into provisional effect. In the meantime, there are talks of potential retaliation from China over EU solar PV tariffs and more than 1,000 firms demanding an end to EU-China solar PV trade war.

Video below demonstrating EU solar panel industry defending Chinese imports:

My thoughts on the subject matter: we are living in a time of transition heading toward infinity. It is necessary for EU and China both to realize that there is much to be gained from collaborations and playing the Game of Infinity rather than Zero Sum Game. If there will be greater demand, there would not be any need for anti-dumping tariffs. Then, how about concentrating on collaborating effort to expand the demand for solar PV throughout our planet earth rather than deterring one another from expansion? Our planet needs all of us to play a positive role in assisting with the move toward renewable energy age, if we’d like to see our future generations to have any decent chance of having a clean, healthy, war-free and sustainable world. I am doing my part in gathering signatures to ask Florida legislators and governor to consider implementing Solar-FIT (Feed-In-Tariff),  what will those of you in solar industry in EU and China do? Similar discussions occurred earlier between U.S. and China, covered by Sun Is The Future (in the two links below):

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