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A year on from the Section 201 tariffs, Trump talks trade

There are indications the Trump administration may be closing in on a deal with Chinese authorities but, for now, the trade war goes on.

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Vietnam files complaint with WTO over US solar tariffs

The Vietnamese authorities have submitted a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to request formal consultations with Washington over its recently announced 30% tariff on crystalline silicon PV imports.

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Trump levies graduated tariffs starting at 30%, exempts 2.5 GW in cells

The decision, released on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s website, could keep current U.S. module manufacturers in business by keeping their cell lifelines open.

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USITC delivers report to Trump: China’s circumvention unforeseen

The U.S. International Trade Commission delivered a report to President Trump that should bolster Section 201’s petitioners, SolarWorld and Suniva’s efforts to get the president to impose sanctions on solar imports as the January 26 deadline looms.

2017: The PV year in review

Trade cases, insolvencies, record-breaking low auction prices, China’s eye watering installation rates – all this and more characterized the 2017 solar PV industry. pv magazine reflects on the biggest stories, trends and developments of the past year; and summarizes what the industry can expect in 2018.

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US: Longi, Canadian Solar in talks with Suniva

Reports from the Suniva’s bankruptcy filings indicate conversations with multiple companies that could potentially acquire the bankrupt cell and module maker.

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Fighting for U.S. manufacturing: An interview with SolarWorld Americas CEO Jürgen Stein

In this exclusive interview with pv magazine, SolarWorld Americas CEO Jürgen Stein gives his perspective on the Section 201 trade case, including responding to criticism of potential effects on the U.S. solar market.

USITC recommends quotas, tariffs on crystalline silicon solar imports

The rulings by the separate commissioners are diverse, however neither quotas nor tariffs are being recommended at the levels called for by SolarWorld and Suniva.

U.S. PV system prices have already increased due to Section 201 (w/ charts)

The latest report by GTM Research puts numbers on the increase in H2 2017 system prices and analyzes the potential damage from a range of scenarios.

SunPower: Any trade action should apply to everyone but us

The high-efficiency solar maker asks for Section 201 action to include First Solar’s thin film products, but to exclude its back contact crystalline silicon solar as a unique product.

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