Trump era tariffs extended, but Biden raises the quota, keeps bifacial exclusion


Trump era solar tariffs are here to stay, the goal posts just moved a bit. The Biden administration will extend the Section 201 tariffs on imported crystalline silicon solar panels and solar cells, but only above an annual 5-GW tariff rate quota. The decision also upholds the exclusion for bifacial panels and doubles the tariff rate quota for cells.

“While we are disappointed with the decision to extend Section 201 tariffs on imported solar cells and panels, we are grateful to the Biden administration for clearly considering the range of issues affected by this decision,” stated Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), calling this a “balanced solution.”

This next tariff period will start at 14.75% rather than 17.75%.

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