President Donald Trump has agreed to a recommendation by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to grant U.S. solar manufacturers relief from unfair trade practices in the form of tariffs on solar cells and modules imported to the U.S.
That relief includes tariffs of:
30 percent in the first year, 25 percent in the second year, 20 percent in the third year, 15 percent in the fourth year.
The first 2.5 GW of imported cells are excluded from the additional tariff.
The decision is the result of a petition filed by Suniva last year asking the ITC to investigate whether increased solar cell and module imports caused serious injury to the U.S. industry. SolarWorld later joined the