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Lovely Quoted in Washington Post Article on Commerce Investigation into Asian Solar Panel Makers

May 10, 2022

The Washington Post

Mary E. Lovely

Mary E. Lovely


The Department of Commerce is investigating solar panel makers from four Asian countries for alleged dodging of tariffs. The impact of the probe underscores the challenges the Biden administration faces in making good on its promises to protect American manufacturing. 

“This is just emblematic of the bigger complexities the administration is going to face if it actually wants to put some rubber to the road in its effort to move supply chains, because China is in almost every supply chain,” says Professor Mary Lovely. “When is something not from China? The administration has not defined that.”

Read more in the Washington Post article, "White House alarmed that Commerce probe is ‘smothering’ solar industry."


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