(Reposted from PVTech.org by John Parnell – 08 January 2014)  The US government has officially opened an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese solar products imported into the US.

The latest complaint has been called “not clever” by China’s official industry body and has also met resistance closer to home.

The decision by the US International Trade Commission (USITC) follows a petition by SolarWorld at the end of 2013 in which it claimed that existing anti-dumping levies, averaging 31%, were being circumvented. SolarWorld claims some of China’s manufacturers are exploiting a loophole by using cells from Taiwan and elsewhere for their modules.

SolarWorld also instigated the long-running trade dispute between European and Chinese manufacturers that ended with the application of a minimum price floor for solar products entering the EU.

Read the full article from PV Tech here.