Solar

Total 35 Posts

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.

U.S. House Members Press Biden Administration on Forced Labor Law

Earlier this week, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) and six House colleagues wrote a letter urging the Biden administration to "aggressively enforce" the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and "provide Congress with additional information on how the law is being applied to Chinese solar companies."

Commerce Department Final Review of Solar CVD Follows Preliminary Findings on Chinese Currency Undervaluation

As part of a recent administrative review of a countervailing duty order on Chinese solar products, the Commerce Department considered and rejected a claim that RMB undervaluation was a countervailable subsidy, but did not make a finding requested by China that no undervaluation exists.

IEA Issues Report on Chinese Dominance of Solar Panel Supply Chains

The International Energy Association (IEA) has released a report on solar panel supply chains that raises concerns about China's dominance of the sector and calls for diversification.
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