Trump solar tariff impacts valley businesses

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China has been an intermittent foe of Trump's on trade.

The United States' stance has put a cloud over global trade at a time when its revival has fueled hopes for a stronger world economy.

How much impact the disputes will have on the US stock market isn't clear.

The move punishes Samsung Electronics 005930.KS , which recently began washer production in SC, and LG Electronics 066570.KS , which is building a plant in Tennessee. Its manufacturers, including Samsung and LG, compete in the washing machine market with U.S. firms such as Whirlpool.

China and countries including South Korea may appeal the tariffs to the World Trade Organization, which has struck down American tariffs in the past.

"The United States has opted for measures that put political considerations ahead of worldwide standards", Kim told a meeting of industry officials.

That's growth in the US solar market that, before this trade decision, was expected to accelerate and almost triple in size in the next five years.

He said China would work with other World Trade Organisation members to defend their interests.

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Doran Hole, Chief Executive Officer for North America at US -listed ReneSola, said there may still be ways to settle the trade dispute.

Vietnam has also challenged USA anti-dumping measures against exports of fish fillets, according to a WTO filing. S. International Trade Commission that both imported products "are a substantial cause of serious injury to domestic manufacturers", U. S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement.

According to the President, the solar division, and a related move next to the imported washing machines, draw a big move approaching to fulfill his operations pledges to get tough on trading allies same as China.

Trump ignored a recommendation from the ITC to exclude South Korean-produced washing machines from LG from the tariffs.

Administration officials framed the 30 percent tariffs as a way to protect domestic manufacturers and take a more aggressive stance toward China, which produces a number of the photovoltaic cells and modules that go into solar panels.

Wood Mackenzie estimated the tariffs would reduce US solar installation growth by 10 to 15 percent over the next five years. Principals at the company project the growth trend will continue and its solar installations will increase by more 30% this year, despite the tariff news.

"You're going to have people getting jobs again and we're going to be making our own product again", Trump said at a White House signing event for the tariffs. China's share of global solar-cell production shot up from 7 percent in 2005 to almost 70 percent previous year. The report follows a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to open a "Section 232" investigation into whether steel imports threaten U.S. national security several months after he took office. The trade-weighted index gained to 75.39 from 75.21 yesterday.

"We have to figure out how to compete with other countries in technology", Arthur said. Seoul could also raise it during current negotiations with the United States on modifying the U.S. The tariff is also being tacked onto foreign-made washing mashines.

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