In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Commerce Department has issued a preliminary decision on May 17 to apply tariffs to Chinese-made solar modules being imported into the U.S. The tariffs range from 31 percent to 250 percent. The preliminary tariffs were issued after a lengthy investigation by the Commerce Department into whether Chinese companies are “dumping” solar panels into the U.S. market below cost. These tariffs follow a March decision to issue small countervailing duties on Chinese module producers that are getting illegal domestic subsidies, according to Commerce.
For a summary, see the statement by the American Coalition for Solar Manufacturing at:
A detailed technical report is available from the U.S. International Trade Administration at: