华盛顿特区 —— 随着与中国太阳能贸易战的进一步升级，美国商务部于当地时间7月25日决定将对从中国进口的太阳能电池组件加收新的反倾销关税，并且第一次将关税范围扩大至台湾生产的电池片。商务部宣布将立即开始向中国和台湾的输美光伏产品征收反倾销税，额度分别为对中国大部分制造商征收26.33%至58.87%，向台湾制造商征收27.59%至44.18%的反倾销关税。美国太阳能行业协会总裁兼首席执行官罗纳•雷希对商务部的此次反倾销初裁决定表示强烈地谴责。
Smart policies that support solar manufacturing will grow American jobs throughout the clean energy supply chain and ensure a robust domestic industry. Already, solar manufacturing employs over 29,000 Americans across more than 650 sites and has contributed to the solar industry's rise as one of the fastest growing economic sectors in America.
SEIA works to inform member companies, the public, and policymakers about the advantages of international trade in solar energy. We support and advocate for a fair and transparent global trading system. In order to accomplish these goals, SEIA monitors ongoing international trade disputes in solar photovoltaic products. In addition, SEIA supports international collaboration in order to prevent unnecessary or damaging trade conflict.
In the face of the current U.S-China solar trade dispute, SEIA has stepped forward to leverage its authority to help Washington and Beijing realize the sector is too important for the world’s energy security to jeopardize with more trade wars.
Increasing tension in the global solar industry threatens to slow the rapid deployment of solar energy products. Solar energy is a proven technology, and escalating trade conflicts will have broader implications as the world is on the cusp of widespread adoption of solar. Building consensus on government best practices, including acceptable forms of industry support, can help reduce trade barriers and ultimately increase the adoption of solar worldwide.
As countries look to strengthen their clean energy sector in the wake of the recession, many existing government programs and those under consideration have begun to include some kind of local content requirement. SEIA is monitoring the development of local content provisions and will work to decrease these trade barriers to strengthen exports of U.S. solar products.
Although used in small amounts, rare earth minerals and other critical minerals are an essential element to the development and manufacturing of solar technologies.