Solar Group Warns Expansion of Tariffs Could Damage United State Industry

Oct 27, 2021 03:06 PM ET
  • Group of solar producers requested imports examination
  • Trade group says increased obligations will cost U.S. 46,000 jobs

An essential solar industry-group is prompting the united state government to hold back on-call to investigate whether solar companies are skirting tariffs on Chinese-made items by moving factory to Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, warning that extending tariffs will just further interrupt the American supply chain.

The prospective responsibilities on imports would set you back the united state solar industry 46,000 jobs and 18 gigawatts of installments, the Solar Energy Industries Association claimed in a letter to Assistant of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Monday.

In August, a group of confidential solar makers asked the U.S. Department of Commerce to examine imports from Malaysia, Thailand, as well as Vietnam of solar cells as well as modules that they declare are unlawfully preventing anti-dumping and countervailing duties on China. The department now has up until Nov. 27 to decide whether to initiate an investigation.

"We pleasantly ask the Department to throw away these meritless applications and quit the self-centered efforts to halt supply chains and incapacitate the American solar industry and its 231,000 united state employees," SEIA said in its letter.

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