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Solar group roiled by move to expand safeguard tariff, reverse exclusion

October 14, 2020 at 3:45 PM
The Trump administration’s decision to expand a safeguard tariff on imports of solar products, as well as its reversal of an exclusion for bifacial solar panels, may be illegal, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, which says it will consider all options to “reverse” the moves. Under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974, President Trump in 2018 imposed a 30 percent tariff on all foreign crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules through 2022, with the tariff set...

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