Shining a Light on the Solar Trade: Investigation Leads to Tariffs on Solar Energy-Related Imports (Part II) [January 26, 2018] [open pdf - 435KB]
"As discussed in Part I of this two-part Sidebar, on January 23, 2018, President Trump proclaimed a four-year safeguard measure in the form of a tariff-rate quota on imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic ('CSPV') products that enter the United States after midnight on February 7, 2018. The Proclamation follows a U.S. International Trade Commission ('ITC' or 'Commission') safeguard investigation ('Solar Investigation') conducted pursuant to section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974. While Part I provides background on section 201 safeguard investigations generally, this Part discusses the Solar Investigation that led to the new tariff-rate quota specifically. It then concludes with some options for Congress moving forward."
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10066
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html