31 Oct '17, 5pm

Commissioners Recommend Solar Tariffs and Quotas in Trade Case

In a hearing held today, October 31, the U.S. International Trade Commissioners announced their recommended tariffs, quotas and other recommendations for solar modules imported into the United States from anywhere else in the world. The case was filed by Suniva and joined by SolarWorld, two U.S. solar module manufacturing companies that have struggled to stay afloat (Suniva is in bankruptcy) amidst dropping solar cell and module prices. It hinges on whether or not — and to what extent — these two domestic manufacturers have been harmed by cheap solar imports. In September, the ITC ruled that they had been injured and today the ITC announced their recommendations for remedies. According to an article by reporter Ari Natter with Bloomberg: Commissioner Rhonda Schmidtlein proposed tariffs of 35 percent on modules and up to 30 percent on cells once a quota has been reached. Co...

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