On June 2, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued its preliminary determination in the ongoing countervailing duty investigation against solar products from China. John Smirnow, SEIA’s Vice President for Trade, will discuss the key aspects of the determination and its potential impact on the U.S. solar market. Mr. Smirnow will also provide an update on SEIA’s efforts to resolve the broader U.S.-China solar trade conflict, including efforts to facilitate a negotiation dialogue between key U.S. and Chinese industry representatives.
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The latest anti-dumping and countervailing duty tariffs sought by SolarWorld threaten to dramatically increase the cost of solar PV in the U.S. - but by taking action now, SEIA member companies can help minimize the negative impact of these legal actions.
This webinar will provide a summary of the USITC’s preliminary determination, discuss any next steps by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and highlight importers’ rights and responsibilities in the event duties are imposed. SEIA will also provide an update on U.S. market implications and SEIA’s advocacy in support of settlement discussions.
On Wednesday, January 8, SEIA hosted a members-only webinar to discuss the new U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty petitions filed by SolarWorld Industries America against solar cell and module imports from China and Taiwan. The webinar addressed potential implications to members’ importing and purchasing decisions as well as SEIA’s response to the new litigation.