09 Feb '18, 7pm

Canadian Solar Companies Sue Trump Administration Over Tariffs

The White House slapped steep tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines Jan. 22, a move intended to curb imports of cheap products from countries like China and South Korea. The solar tariffs approved by the president will be enforced for the next four years, starting with levies of 30 percent that will ultimately fall to 15 percent. In each of the four years, the first 2.5 GW of imported solar panels and cells will be exempted from the tariff, an exception designed to ensure that existing solar module manufacturers in the United States can still access less expensive supplies for their own production. The administration said at the time that the tariffs are largely directed at China, which it says has flooded global markets with low-cost crystalline silicon panels. But in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York, Silfab Solar Inc., ...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/pv_solar/canadian...

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