By Nilima Choudhury
The Unite d States and China are embroiled in what the New York Times has dubbed “the most politically charged trade case in many years”. Seven US-based crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturers have formed. The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), led by SolarWorld and First Solar (the identities of the five remaining members are yet to be disclosed). The CASM has accused Chinese manufacturers of violating global trade laws with its “anti-competitive trade aggression”.