On July 25, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued its preliminary antidumping duty determination against solar products from China and Taiwan. Will Commerce revisit its original scope decision and will there be margins for Taiwan? John Smirnow, SEIA’s Vice President for Trade, addresses these questions and more. Mr. Smirnow also provides an update on SEIA’s efforts to achieve a negotiated solution.
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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.
A recent joint report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that installed PV system prices in Japan are 6% lower than U.S. prices in the residential sector, and 20% lower than U.S. prices in the small commercial sector. Some of this difference is attributed to lower soft costs in Japan.
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.
Conflict: Existing solar-related trade remedy orders and investigations between the United States and China are causing significant adverse and unintended effects across the global solar supply chain, without sufficiently
A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) finds that Chinese success in solar manufacturing is driven primarily by scale and supply-chain development, instead of low labor costs and/or direct subsidies. The report suggests that Chinese success could be replicated in the U.S.
With widespread U.S. concerns over India’s trade practices and policies, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and nearly 40 other leading American business groups – are urging Vice President Biden to raise these concerns during his visit to India later this month.
The U.S. solar market had a strong first quarter of what is expected to be another record year for the industry. Installations grew significantly over deployment levels in Q1 2012. The growth in Q1 2013 was driven in part by record first quarters in the residential and utility segments.
The Solar Energy Industries Association has joined the U.S.