The United States will not investigate Chinese solar panel manufacturers for violating U.S. import taxes. That has been decided by the Federal Ministry of Commerce.
The U.S. Department of Commerce said in a statement in the Federal Register that manufacturers of solar cells from China – whether or not they are connected to solar panels – do not sell their products at lower than normal prices.
Wiley, a Washington – based law firm, filed a lawsuit last summer D American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circulation (A-SMACC) In the business sector of the United States. It called for an investigation into the alleged breach of import duties by Chinese manufacturers of solar panels.
The Ministry of Commerce has reviewed the import of solar cells and solar panels for the period from December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019. There are big names on the list of manufacturers under investigation; From Ginkgo Solar to Canadian Solar, Langi Solar, Raison Energy and Yingli Solar.
Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), was relieved by the decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce: “This is a huge success for the 231,000 workers in the U.S. solar industry. This petition (ed. A-SMACC) has already had a cool effect on the supply chain of the industry, and if fined, we would have seen large-scale project cancellations and job losses within a few days. Today’s decision gives companies a huge guarantee to move their investments, hire more employees and use more clean energy.