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Chinese Solar Cells Anti-Subsidy Duty Rate Draws Challenge

Oct. 28, 2021, 2:38 PM

The U.S. anti-subsidy duty rate on certain imports of solar power cells is too high because the Commerce Department wrongly attributed benefits from a Chinese financing program to an exporter, according to a new lawsuit at the U.S. Court of International Trade.

The U.S. maintains countervailing duties on “crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules,” from China. The U.S. imported about $441.4 million worth of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules from China in 2017, according to the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Commerce recently completed a periodic duty review covering subject cells that entered the U.S. in ...