Solar Panel and Washing Machine Tariffs Signal Hope for American Workers

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The White House announced new tariffs on a flood of imported solar panels and washing machines on Monday. After determining that cheap imports took advantage of America's market, the president imposed tariffs of up to 20 percent for solar panels and up to 50 percent for washing machines.

Said Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul: 

"We are pleased that the Trump administration acted forcefully to defend American workers in both the solar panel and washing machine trade cases. 

"These workers and manufacturers make some of the best products in the world and have been innovation leaders. But they cannot compete against surging unfair imports from countries like China, which are dumping product into the United States in an attempt to put American companies out of business and control the global marketplace.

"Now that President Trump has taken action in these high profile cases, we hope that he also will keep his promise to defend American-made steel and aluminum and act on the Section 232 investigations by the end of January."

Visit the AAM blog for our four-part series on The True Cost of Chinese Solar Panels.