Solar

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Review of Solar CVD Looks At Chinese Currency Undervaluation

In an administrative review for a U.S. countervailing duty order for imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China during 2019, the petitioners in the case alleged that Chinese currency undervaluation in this period constitutes a countervailable subsidy. The Department of Commerce (DOC) asked the Treasury Department for input

U.S. Solar Companies Argue that Chinese Economic Coercion Justifies Keeping Identities Secret in AD/CVD Proceeding

As we described here, on August 16 a group of U.S. companies called the American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention (A-SMACC) filed anti-circumvention petitions related to AD/CVD orders that had been imposed in December 2012 on photovoltaic cells from China. The petitions relate to imports from Malaysia, Thailand,
WTO

Document: U.S. and China Discuss WTO Panel Ruling on Safeguards at DSB Meeting

At the September 27 DSB meeting, China and the United States discussed the U.S. - Photovoltaic Safeguards (DS562) panel report. The case involves Chinese claims against a 2018 U.S. safeguard measure on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products. The WTO panel rejected various claims that the U.S. safeguard measure

USTR Asks for Comments on Possible Extension of Solar Safeguard Measure

As we described in two posts in August, the USITC is in the process of considering whether to extend the U.S. safeguard measure on crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and modules after it expires on February 6, 2022. Now the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), on

Solar Importers/Purchasers Respond in AD/CVD Anti-Circumvention Case

Last month, we reported on anti-circumvention ruling requests filed by a group of solar manufacturers called the American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention (A-SMACC) related to AD/CVD orders that had been imposed in December 2012 on photovoltaic cells/modules from China. The requests were related to imports from Malaysia,

Imports of Chinese Solar Company's Products Held Up By U.S. Customs Due To Labor Rights Concerns

As we reported a couple months ago, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has been blocking shipments of some imports of solar products on the basis of ties to forced labor in China. Some details have emerged for one company in particular, JinkoSolar. On June 24, the Department of Homeland
WTO

China Decides to Appeal WTO Panel Report on Solar Safeguards

In early September, we wrote about the choice faced by China in relation to a WTO panel report which rejected China's WTO complaint against a U.S. safeguard measure on certain solar products. Would China appeal the report, or let it be adopted? We now have the answer, as the
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