U.S. trade court reinstates bifacial solar exclusion under Section 201 tariffs

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle

The U.S. Court of International Trade has reinstated an exclusion for bifacial solar modules from the Section 201 tariffs that was revoked by the Trump administration a year ago.

The court also took action Tuesday to reduce the Section 201 tariff rate from 18% to 15%.

The court concluded, “Proclamation 10101’s withdrawal of the exclusion of bifacial solar panels and increase of the safeguard duties on CSPV modules constituted both a clear misconstruction [of] the statute and action outside the President’s delegated authority.”

Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, called the court’s action “the right conclusion.”


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