SEIA: Granting Suniva’s proposed tariff could mean loss of 88,000 U.S. jobs next year

By Kelsey Misbrener The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, said today that an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current American solar workforce, would be lost if Suniva gets trade protections proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
This spring, the Georgia-based company asked the ITC to place a tariff on imported solar cells and set a price floor for virtually all imported panels, arguing that it cannot compete with foreign rivals. Suniva, which is majority-owned by a Chinese firm, filed the petition after declaring bankruptcy in April.
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