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UPDATED: President Trump Approves 30% Solar Tariffs
01/24/2018  |  

On Monday, the Trump administration revealed the highly anticipated – and, for many industry stakeholders, feared – determination on the Section 201 trade case launched by Suniva and SolarWorld Americas. Perhaps because President Donald Trump had been busy dealing with the government shutdown, however, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer made the initial announcement.


Trump Approves 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Panel Imports; Trade Industry ‘Disappointed’
01/24/2018  |  

President Donald Trump has agreed to a recommendation by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to grant U.S. solar manufacturers relief from unfair trade practices in the form of tariffs on solar cells and modules imported to the U.S.


Trump levies graduated tariffs starting at 30%, exempts 2.5 GW in cells
01/24/2018  |  

The decision, released on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s website, could keep current U.S. module manufacturers in business by keeping their cell lifelines open.


Imported solar cells and panels hit with 30% tariff
01/24/2018  |  

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today that President Trump has approved tariffs on imported solar cells and panels, as brought on by a lengthy Section 201 trade case battle initiated by two bankrupt solar manufacturers.


Eclipse of the U.S. Solar Industry?
01/24/2018  |  

Today the Trump administration slapped tariffs as high as 30 percent on imported solar panels, a move that could upend the U.S. solar installation industry, which depends overwhelmingly on Asian-made panels. Perhaps Trump’s new plan for bringing back coal is to destroy the U.S. renewable energy sector.



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