Yingli has issued a response to SolarWorld America’s petition that claims that unfair practices on the part of Chinese cell and module manufacturers are having a detrimental effect on PV manufacturing and related jobs in the US. Baoding, China-headquartered Yingli has made its stance in the argument clear, claiming that it is unfair to tar all Chinese companies with the same unfair-trading practice brush, and that it will “mount a vigorous defense”.
Suntech has already responded to the petition, citing similar sentiments to those expressed by Yingli in its statement:
“We and our counsel are reviewing the petitions, which have just been filed. We would like to remind everyone that such petitions obviously present only the views of one side, and only a partial view of a very complicated story. As a NYSE-listed public company with global presence, we have been holding ourselves to the highest standard of fair international trade practices. We are confident in our position and we intend to mount a vigorous defense. We are committed to the U.S. market for the long run, since we have faith in our products and technology and believe that we are well positioned to continue to compete effectively in the U.S. market.”