I would like to point out that China
imposed a 53 to 57% tariff on US and Korean made polysilicon (ultra pure solar raw material) about a year ago because the claimed it harmed their industry.
So, this is a tit-for-tat and in the end, where do you suppose those tariffs end up? I'm sure they go right into the coffers of your local elementary school
. It's just a convenient way to raise taxes
when you can't afford to raise taxes
because you economy is in the dumps. Or living on borrowed time, like the US economy.