LONGi reveals information of delivery seizure, worries traceability development

Nov 5, 2021 02:52 PM ET
  • LONGi Solar has actually exposed information of its shipment seizures by US authorities, specifying that 40.31 MW of solar elements were restrained at five US ports from 28 October to 3 November.
LONGi reveals information of delivery seizure, worries traceability development
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In a statement launched to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, LONGi generally verified media records but made clear the amount of items taken by United States authorities under the nation's Withhold Launch Order (WRO).

On Wednesday (3 November) investment company ROTH Capital reported that LONGi had actually been notified by United States authorities that shipments currently bound for five US ports would be seized by US Customs and also Border Protection (CBP) officials in relation to the WRO issued versus polysilicon products produced by Hoshine Silicon Sector, among others.

LONGi was eager to stress that the seizure totaled up to simply 1.59% of the company's export sales to the US in 2020, adding that the business's sales locations is "globally dispersed" and does not have a "significant reliance on the US solitary market".

"The firm will certainly remain to keep an eye on and examine the effect of the WRO on the business's United States deliveries," stated the statement, including that presently its deliveries to the United States market were "coming before as regular".

LONGi said that since the second fifty percent of 2020, it had "established and also boosted monitoring procedures to reply to momentary detention orders (WRO)", including product traceability, system building, external company qualification as well as provider administration.

"The company will proactively respond to and also accept US Customs to supply matching traceability evidence to ensure that the company's apprehended items can be lifted from constraints early," said the statement.

LONGi is the most up to date module supplier to have deliveries seized adhering to JinkoSolar, Canadian Solar and Trina Solar. All are linked to polysilicon manufacturer Hoshine, which has been implicated of employing compelled labour methods in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.

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