CRYSTALLINE SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS AND MODULES FROM CHINA INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS USITC (ITC press release, Nov. 7) The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has determined [...]
By Ben Santarris Head of Corporate Communications SolarWorld Industries of America, Inc. From 2008 to 2011, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. debated whether to bring trade cases against the Chinese solar industry. The company had 35 years of experience developing U.S. solar manufacturing. However, it had no experience fighting trade cases. In fact, no one had [...]
The solar-module trade war is growing hotter, with new salvos fired by both sides.
A few days after the U.S. Department of Commerce imposed a 25 percent tariff on wind turbine towers made in China, and two weeks after announcing a 31 percent tariff on silicon solar cells and modules made in China, another set of Commerce officials, representing the United States at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in [...]
Net tariff on some cells and modules may total nearly 255 percent.