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Lessons Learned From A Trade Case — SolarWorld CEO Warns Others To Pay Heed: Your Industry Could Be The Next To Go

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Re-posted from Manufacturing & Technology News

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Lessons Learned From A Trade Case — SolarWorld CEO Warns Others To Pay Heed: Your Industry Could Be The Next To Go

Richard A. McCormack | April 18, 2012 | M&T News

The United States government has to start aggressively confronting foreign governments — particularly China — that are targeting and destroying American industries and jobs, according to the president and CEO of SolarWorld, the country’s largest producer of solar panels.

The company, which filed a controversial trade case against China last year, has been struggling with the expense of taking on the Chinese government and the PR campaign that has been waged against it by Chinese State-Owned Enterprises, importers and dozens of their high-paid lawyers, lobbyists and PR agents in Washington, D.C.

What SolarWorld has learned from its foray into the U.S. trade dispute system is that the United States needs to adopt a new industrial and economic “game plan for the remainder of this century,” says Gordon Brinser, president of SolarWorld Industries America. “The United States is sustaining a big hit from unfair competition. It’s sacking our economy. It ain’t a pretty sight.”

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