United States House representatives sign up with chorus of opposition to solar AD/CVD proceedings

May 19, 2022 02:25 PM ET
  • Greater than 80 United States House representatives have signed up with a chorus of lawmakers opposing the solar tariffs investigation as well as pressed United States President Joe Biden to quicken it.

In a letter authorized by 85 members of Congress' lower chamber, US President Joe Biden and the Department of Commerce were asked to accelerate a preliminary determination to the alleged circumvention of antidumping and also countervailing duties (AD/CVD) by solar makers in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand as well as Vietnam.

" Much of us have actually repetitively cautioned against the serious adverse consequences this inquiry would certainly carry the united state solar sector, and now that this examination has been initiated, those consequences are playing out across the United States," the letter checks out.

" Mr. President, we commend you for establishing ambitious emissions targets to get to 100% clean electricity by 2035 as well as net-zero economy-wide emissions by 2050. Nevertheless, the present anti-circumvention questions intimidates to entirely hinder the progress we have made."

The complete message of the letter can be seen below.

The representatives are the most up to date team people politicians to advise for an accelerated preliminary determination of the AD/CVD examination, after a bipartisan group of legislators and also guvs did the exact same earlier this month.

In a comparable tone taken by previous lawmakers, the letter highlighted the results of tariffs as much as 250% can have on the solar market all at once as well as the setbacks it would certainly carry the nation's objective to get to zero-emission electricity by 2035.

Several business across the US solar market have currently been influenced by the consequences of the investigation, with EPC contractors lamenting the present situation as well as others having its very first quarter impacted by it as well as changing its revenues for the rest of the year due to the uncertainty of the solar market as well as possible delays and terminations in the coming quarters.

Previously this week, 8 PV manufacturers, among them JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and also Hanwha Q CELLS were selected from the Department of Commerce (DOC) to offer even more details on their operations in the 4 countries concerned by the AD/CVD investigation.

Recently, United States Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm raised her issues about the nation's capacity to reach zero-emission electricity by 2035 if the solar tariffs investigation resolution was not met quickly sufficient.

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