SEIA fights for free and fair trade to support the U.S. solar industry
American solar manufacturing is a diverse economic powerhouse that employs 38,000 workers.
Today, dozens of solar energy supporters from across the country gathered at the headquarters of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to rally for an end to solar tariffs. Clad in yellow scarves and holding sun balloons, solar workers called on the USITC to grant relief from the harmful solar tariffs.
The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) will allow the exclusion from Section 201 tariffs for bifacial modules to remain in place for the foreseeable future. In early October, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) attempted to revoke the exclusion, a decision which SEIA and several solar companies immediately challenged.
Tariffs on imported solar cells and modules have led to the loss of more than 62,000 U.S. jobs and $19 billion in new private sector investment.