Solar

Total 38 Posts

Members of Congress Try To Undo Biden Administration Tariff Pause

A bipartisan group of members of Congress have introduced legislation to "roll back" a Biden administration action that suspends tariffs on solar imports from four Southeast Asian countries that are subject to an investigation into whether Chinese producers of solar products had shifted production to these countries in order to

U.S. Commerce Department Issues Preliminary Determinations in Solar Circumvention Inquiry

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determinations in the circumvention inquiries of solar cells and modules from China where the products were exported to the United States from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

UFLPA Implementation Update: Republicans Push Back against Business Proposals on Implementation; Solar Producer Asks for Clarity

As implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) continues, last week there were two new developments: Two Republican members of Congress pushed back against reported proposals for UFLPA enforcement that they considered would "weaken the UFLPA"; and an energy producer reported that it was not having problems importing

Two Months In, What's the Impact of the U.S. UFLPA?

The U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which took effect earlier in the summer, imposes legal obligations that some experts have described as "very difficult, sometimes near impossible" to satisfy. Serving as a near embargo on imports of goods sourced from Xinjiang, the law not only affects trade activities

Republicans Want Investigation of Chinese Solar Panels in U.S. Virgin Islands Power Grid

A group of Republican members of Congress have raised concerns that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "is potentially using taxpayer dollars to purchase solar panels and components from China ... to rebuild the U.S. Virgin Islands’ (USVI) energy grid."

U.S. Treasury Offers Currency Undervaluation Guidance in Solar CVD Case

In a letter to the Commerce Department as part of an annual countervailing duty (CVD) review, the Treasury Department has determined that the Chinese currency was undervalued during the review period, but that this undervaluation was not the result of government action.

Solar CVD Review Raises Forced Labor Issues

In an annual review of a long-standing countervailing duty order on solar products, the petitioner in the case has made allegations that Chinese government actions related to forced labor should lead to a finding by the U.S. Commerce Department that a countervailable subsidy exists.
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