WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. International Trade Commission recommended an extension of Section 201 global safeguard tariffs on solar cells and modules. President Biden now has discretion to take this recommendation into consideration and make a final decision. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the USITC’s recommendations to President Biden:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a win for the solar industry, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) re-instated the exclusion of bifacial solar modules from the Section 201 tariffs. Originally granted in June 2019, the exclusion for bifacial modules was revoked by the Trump Administration in October 2020.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a letter outright rejecting an unlawful request for circumvention tariffs on solar products from three countries in Southeast Asia. The petitions were initiated by an anonymous group of companies, and if imposed, would have resulted in the loss of 46,000 solar jobs over the next two years.
WASHINGTON D.C. — In a prehearing brief filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged the Biden Administration to phase out the Section 201 global safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells and modules.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to an anonymous petition for circumvention tariffs on solar imports from Southeast Asia, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade group for the U.S. solar and storage industry, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to refute the credibility of this baseless case.
A group of anonymous companies that are trying to consolidate and limit the U.S. market for solar panels has made false allegations against the Solar Energy Industries Association in their petitions to get the Commerce Department to open an investigation into circumvention of anti-dumping/countervailing duties.
Following an October 13, 2021 letter filed by a group of anonymous petitioners regarding anti-dumping/countervailing duties (AD/CVD) on solar imports from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, SEIA sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, articulating the industry's opposition to the baseless tariffs and responding to the petitioners' attacks on SEIA and the U.S. solar industry.
In 2019, SEIA laid out a vision for the 2020s in our Roadmap for the Solar+ Decade. In that roadmap, we set a target for solar energy to reach 20% of generation by 2030 as the U.S. transforms the electric grid and builds a robust clean energy economy.