trade war

May 5, 2020
Lawyers: US president’s order to block electric equipment purchases if they are judged a national threat creates more questions than it answers but it ‘arguably’ does not apply to solar and wind.
April 21, 2020
Order signed by US president grants importers 90-day deferment on the payment of duties, taxes and fees to help with COVID-19 impacts, but does not extend the lifeline to PV components.
February 21, 2020
Plans for sizeable layoffs by 2022 will mostly affect administrative and non-operational staff in Germany, says poly player of new roadmap launched after €55m losses last year.
February 10, 2020
US cannot defeat China’s ‘state capitalism’ through import barriers alone, top official Jason E. Kearns says after US probe shows domestic cell makers are declining despite Trump’s protectionism.
January 16, 2020
Phase 1 agreement sees China accept taking in greater volumes of US poly exports as part of broader loosening of trade tensions, which PV reps hope will lead to scale-back of solar tariffs.
December 17, 2019
José Rojo continues PV Tech’s end-of-year review with a look back at Q3 2019 highlights, from solar trade spats to Portugal’s head-turning tender, Tesla’s court woes and a solar-plus-storage bonanza.
December 6, 2019
US court blocks administration’s scrapping of Section 201 tariff exemption to give Invenergy time to wage legal battle against u-turn, a dispute the judge feels Invenergy is likely to win.
November 22, 2019
Tech giant inks PPA with Apex's Altavista, GIG's Savion eyes 8GW solar and storage pipeline, Trump advisor reported to blast Section 201 bifacial 'loophole'.
November 8, 2019
Low-cost perovskite, cadmium telluride cells, PV field factories and grid integration of solar-plus-storage among research schemes bagging US$128m DoE funds after import barriers were tightened.
October 9, 2019
Interviewed by this publication, James May says things are not as dire as they seem for the firm as it mulls a factory sale to stave off trade war impacts.

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