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Petitioners Signal that Solar Modules Will be Excluded from Aluminum AD/CVD Investigations

Friday, Dec 08 2023

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, petitioners in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s antidumping duty and countervailing duty (AD/CDV) investigations of aluminum extrusions filed comments regarding the scope of the investigation and which products would be subject to duties if the investigating agencies make affirmative determinations. The petitioners agreed with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) that the scope of the investigations should exclude solar modules that incorporate aluminum extrusion components. Merchandise excluded from the scope will not be subject to duties assessed as a result of the aluminum extrusion investigations.  

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of SEIA, on the petitioners’ determination:  

“We are pleased the petitioners are calling to exclude finished solar modules in the aluminum extrusion antidumping and countervailing duties proceedings. We’ve long said that tariffs are ineffective. The overly broad scope of these investigations would have been a financial hit to an industry that’s trying to invest in domestic manufacturing, boost installation efforts, and navigate tough economic conditions. We look forward to seeing the Commerce Department confirm the petitioners’ clarification and officially revise the scope of these investigations.”

Read SEIA's full Scope Comments for more.


About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 30% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Media Contact: 

Jen Bristol, SEIA's Senior Director of Communications, [email protected] (202) 556-2886

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