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Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021

Solar Industry Statement on USITC’s Section 201 Tariff Recommendation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After determining last month that the Section 201 tariffs on solar cells and modules should be extended, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued its remedy recommendation to President Biden today. The President will make a final decision on whether to extend the job-killing tariffs or end them and allow U.S. clean energy deployment to soar. Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, on the Commission’s proposal:

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

USITC Recommends Extension of Ineffective Solar Tariffs, Decision Rests With President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the U.S. International Trade Commission recommended an extension of Section 201 global safeguard tariffs on solar cells and modules. President Biden now has discretion to take this recommendation into consideration and make a final decision. Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the USITC’s recommendations to President Biden:

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021

U.S. Trade Court Reinstates Bifacial Tariff Exclusion, Returns Section 201 Tariff Rate to 15%

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a win for the solar industry, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) re-instated the exclusion of bifacial solar modules from the Section 201 tariffs. Originally granted in June 2019, the exclusion for bifacial modules was revoked by the Trump Administration in October 2020.

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021

REJECTED: Commerce Department Strikes Down Anonymous Solar Tariff Petitions

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a letter outright rejecting an unlawful request for circumvention tariffs on solar products from three countries in Southeast Asia. The petitions were initiated by an anonymous group of companies, and if imposed, would have resulted in the loss of 46,000 solar jobs over the next two years.

Monday, Nov 01, 2021

SEIA Urges Biden Administration to Phase Out Section 201 Tariffs

WASHINGTON D.C. — In a prehearing brief filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged the Biden Administration to phase out the Section 201 global safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells and modules.

Monday, Oct 25, 2021

U.S. Solar Industry Rebukes Shadow Group’s Tariff Petition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to an anonymous petition for circumvention tariffs on solar imports from Southeast Asia, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade group for the U.S. solar and storage industry, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to refute the credibility of this baseless case.

Monday, Oct 25, 2021

Circumvention Petitions: Full of Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

A group of anonymous companies that are trying to consolidate and limit the U.S. market for solar panels has made false allegations against the Solar Energy Industries Association in their petitions to get the Commerce Department to open an investigation into circumvention of anti-dumping/countervailing duties.

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021

Solar Industry Statement on the August 2021 Petition for Solar Tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy and general counsel at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the August 2, 2021 Section 201 petition:

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021

Solar Industry Congratulates U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Her Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement by Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the confirmation of President Biden’s U.S. Trade Representative nominee, Katherine Tai:

Monday, Feb 22, 2021

America’s Clean Energy Leaders Urge President Biden to Repeal Trump Solar Tariff Proclamation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seventeen leading renewable energy CEOs are calling on President Biden to rescind the Trump Administration’s October 2020 solar proclamation, which improperly increased tariffs on solar panels and rescinds the exclusion for bifacial solar panels.

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