240 solar firms call for termination of ongoing U.S. solar tariff situation

Nov 22, 2022 04:55 PM ET
  • In a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo launched by the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 240 companies and organizations have actually asked for the termination of an ongoing proceeding to impose punitive tariffs on "solar products"-- solar modules from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand as well as Vietnam.

U.S.-based Auxin Solar filed a request in February with the Department of Commerce to enforce "circumvention tariffs" on imports of these items, claiming they weaken provisions of U.S. profession legislation. The nations involved in the situation represent about 60 percent of module imports to the united state because Chinese makers in particular run factories there. Commerce had initiated a matching proceeding in March, in which, after some hold-ups, a preliminary decision is currently due on December 1.

The threat of the imposition of punishing tariffs has caused significant unpredictability in the United States solar industry. After President Joe Biden bought a 24-month suspension of the tariffs in July, SEIA thought about the case moot. The notaries word for word to Secretary Raimondo case that an initial verification of Auxin Solar's petition "would be an inappropriate expansion of U.S. anti-circumvention legislation."

The signatures consist of united state firms, including module manufacturers such as Sunpower, in addition to the united state subsidiaries of countless foreign solar business-- from China, however likewise from Spain, Germany or France.

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