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Stock up on cheap washing machines and solar panels? Might see more US treasuries hit the market?

I suppose higher cost solar panels might draw some notice in some circles? Washing machines are maybe a once a decade purchase. Wonder if ours will get more expensive, mine is ~11 years old.

On a Macro level I wonder how the Chinese will respond?

Tim

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42784380

US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

1 hour ago

The US has approved controversial tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels.

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A spokesman said the administration would "always defend American workers, farmers, ranchers and businessmen".

But China and South Korea, whose manufacturers will be most heavily affected, criticised the move.

US officials said more trade enforcement actions would follow.

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The tougher policy was approved ......... after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) found local manufacturers were being hurt by cheaper imports.

Manufacturing companies - Whirlpool, a US-based maker of washing machines, and the solar firms Suniva and Solar World Americas - had complained to the ITC and it found in their favour.

The tariffs set on solar panels were lower than domestic US producers had hoped for, but the duties on washing machines and parts were steeper than expected - adding as much as 50% in some cases, according to US documents.
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