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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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。
In a further escalation of the solar trade war with China, the U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed yet another layer of tariffs on solar modules from China, and – for the first time – on imports from Taiwan. In a decision announced today, Commerce will immediately impose antidumping duties ranging from 26.33 to 58.87 percent for China and 27.59 to 44.18 percent for Taiwan. Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) was quick to condemn the decision.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC - Calling it “justified and necessary,” Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement today, supporting the U.S. government’s decision to move forward with its World Trade Organization (WTO) case against India:
The U.S. solar industry could be on the verge of an industry-transforming decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce. It's the next chapter in the SolarWorld-inspired Chinese solar panel trade case and anti-dumping claim.
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.
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