This statement is attributed to Gordon Brinser, president of SolarWorld Industries Americas, in response to this letter from Jigar Shah.

"SolarWorld, in conjunction with the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), supported by over 150 associate members from 14 states employing over 11,000 U.S. workers, view today's letter as inappropriate bluster from Jigar Shah, who speaks on behalf of the Chinese manufacturers. Mr. Shah and these Chinese manufacturers are well aware that their illegal trade practices are harming the U.S. economy and causing thousands of good manufacturing jobs to be lost. SolarWorld and CASM believe that companies and countries that break U.S. and international trade law should be held accountable, and the rule of law should be upheld, in order to maintain a sustainable solar industry in the United States and return healthy global competition to the industry. We are confident that the Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission will rule in our favor and, therefore, have no intention of withdrawing our petition."