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Circumvention Inquiry into Solar Imports [June 8, 2022]   [open pdf - 723KB]

From the Document: "On April 1, 2022, the Commerce Department initiated [hyperlink] an inquiry into whether Chinese manufacturers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and panels are circumventing U.S. measures intended to counteract unfair trade practices. Commerce initiated the inquiry in response to a petition [hyperlink] by Auxin Solar Inc., a U.S. manufacturer, alleging that solar cells and panels imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam use Chinese-made parts and components to avoid high U.S. tariffs on solar equipment imported directly from China. The investigation has been controversial, including among Members of Congress. Some stakeholders assert that uncertainty about the tariffs could slow deployment of solar energy in the United States while others insist that action is needed to protect U.S. solar manufacturing. While the Biden Administration recently used emergency authorities in effort to support U.S. solar deployment, a final decision in this circumvention inquiry is expected no later than April 2023."

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CRS Insight, IN11946
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2022-06-08
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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