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Bosch Urges Import Tariffs on Solar Cells, Handelsblatt Says

July 02, 2012

Robert Bosch GmbH Chairman Franz Fehrenbach urged politicians to introduce an import tariff on photovoltaic products in order to prevent “clear” dumping from unprofitable Chinese manufacturers, Handelsblatt reported.

Bosch may consider withdrawing from the solar energy sector if the business endangers the company, Handelsblatt cited Fehrenbach as saying in an interview. He became chairman on July 1 having previously been chief executive officer.

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