trade tariffs

May 20, 2024
A win by the US Republican Party in this year’s election could decelerate the country’s energy transition and reverse decarbonisation policies.
May 14, 2024
US President Joe Biden has announced a series of tariffs directed towards Chinese goods, including solar cells.
April 4, 2024
The US secretary of the Treasury, Janet L. Yellen, has said the US “wouldn’t want to rule out” protective trade measures to combat overcapacity of solar PV and energy storage manufacturing in China.
October 2, 2023
The German government is considering the possibility of imposing trade barriers on Chinese-imported solar modules and components to Europe, according to Reuters.
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December 8, 2022
With the US Department of Commerce finding that solar manufacturers in Southeast Asia are circumventing duties on Chinese PV cells, questions have been raised over potential legal challenges that lie ahead and whether American project developers will be able to secure enough modules to meet soaring demand.
August 25, 2022
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has delayed its preliminary decision into its investigation into alleged circumvention of antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) by solar manufacturers in Southeast Asia following a request by Auxin Solar, the company that launched the initial petition.
June 7, 2022
US President Joe Biden’s decision to waive import tariffs on solar modules and other components for two years promises to thaw what had become a frozen market. PV Tech Insights will explore the next steps for US solar.
May 9, 2022
US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has raised concerns about the country’s ability to move to a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 unless there is a quick resolution to the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) solar tariff investigation.
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May 5, 2022
US engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors have shed light on the current challenges they face when sourcing solar modules as the country’s Department of Commerce (DOC) continues a circumvention investigation that could potentially lead to retroactive tariffs of up to 250%.
April 25, 2022
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has been directed to integrate climate considerations into its policymaking just one month after it launched a solar tariff investigation that industry players have warned is already hampering the country’s clean energy transition.

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