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REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at night

REC Silicon delays decision on shutdown of FBR polysilicon plant

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While trade negotiations between the USA and China have stalled, polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon puts its last hope in talks between the two rivals at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at dusk

REC Silicon raises $20 million to bridge time until U.S.-China deal

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has raised $20 million through a private placement to contain liquidity until the U.S. strike a deal in the trade talks with China.

Shares of global polysilicon production capacity

Polysilicon maker REC Silicon “more or less without customers”

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U.S.-based REC Silicon is edging closer to shutting down its polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington. The factory is currently running at 25% of its capacity.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at night

REC Silicon cancels plant shutdown, continues at 25% utilization

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has shelved its plan to shut down its fluidized bed reactor (FBR) polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington for two months in March and April.

Bilateral meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017

China offers to reduce polysilicon duties in trade talks with U.S.

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In the fourth round of trade talks between the USA and China in Washington, D.C. last week, China offered that it would “reduce its tariffs on U.S.-made polysilicon,” news agency Reuters has reported.

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of South Korea, press conference

South Korea tries to get rid of China’s polysilicon import duties

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The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has announced it will urge China to lift the anti-dumping duties on polysilicon imports from South Korea.

Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) of China, press conference on February 9, 2017

New Chinese review of duties on polysilicon from USA and Korea

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The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has announced that duties will continue to be imposed on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from the USA and South Korea while it will conduct a final review running through January 2020.

Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) of China, press conference on February 9, 2017

US-China trade talks in focus after duties on EU polysilicon expire

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The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has terminated duties on polysilicon imports from the European Union. Now U.S. President Trump has asked government staff to draw up a potential deal in the trade conflict with China.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at night

REC Silicon keeps the lights on at polysilicon plant in Moses Lake

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has stopped speculation that its plant in Moses Lake, Washington could be closed.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington with vehicle at night

REC Silicon blames layoffs on trade war – that’s only half the truth

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has blamed the layoff of 100 employees on the trade dispute, but it is more a response to the slump of global demand in the wake of China’s cap on domestic PV installations.