Possible exemptions to Section 201: A lifeline for the U.S. market?

PV Magazine


Everyone in the solar industry by now has heard the dire predictions made by both Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, which include the loss of 88,000 solar industry jobs and a market decline of up to 66% over a four-year period.

However, such warnings are based upon a scenario where President Trump adopts the trade remedies recommended by Suniva to imports from all foreign nations. And while this is still a possibility, there is a significant possibility that not all imports will be banned.

Specifically, in its September 22 ruling the International Trade Commission (ITC) found no significant injury from imports from nearly a dozen nations. And while most of these nations such as Peru, Colombia and Central American nations host no cell or module manufacturing, the commission also found no injury from two nations that do: Singapore and Canada.

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