Suniva, SolarWorld and Their Opponents File New Trade Remedy Proposals

Greentech Media

9/29/71

The Section 201 solar trade case moved into the remedy phase this week as stakeholders filed recommendations on how to shore up the U.S. solar cell and module manufacturing business.

The proposals were submitted in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s determination last week that imported solar cells and modules have caused “injury” to U.S. producers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) products.

Pre-hearing briefs and statements on possible remedies were due by Wednesday, September 27 and made public on Thursday, ahead of a public hearing on October 3. 

In their filings, trade case petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld urged commissioners to take swift and strong action to “stop the bleeding” and allow U.S. solar panel manufacturers to “grow and thrive.”

“The crisis caused by foreign market overcapacity now facing the U.S. CSPV cell and module industry is so extreme, the financial losses so great, that, to be effective, any remedy that is recommended to the president by the commission must be bold, extensive, and multifaceted,” wrote Suniva, which launched the Section 201 trade case in April

The Section 201 solar trade case moved into the remedy phase this week as stakeholders filed recommendations on how to shore up the U.S. solar cell and module manufacturing business.

The proposals were submitted in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s determination last week that imported solar cells and modules have caused “injury” to U.S. producers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) products.

Pre-hearing briefs and statements on possible remedies were due by Wednesday, September 27 and made public on Thursday, ahead of a public hearing on October 3. 

In their filings, trade case petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld urged commissioners to take swift and strong action to “stop the bleeding” and allow U.S. solar panel manufacturers to “grow and thrive.”

“The crisis caused by foreign market overcapacity now facing the U.S. CSPV cell and module industry is so extreme, the financial losses so great, that, to be effective, any remedy that is recommended to the president by the commission must be bold, extensive, and multifaceted,” wrote Suniva, which launched the Section 201 trade case in April

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