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Lowered Chinese Solar Cell Duties Upheld By U.S. Trade Court

Aug. 10, 2021, 5:52 PM

Lowered U.S. duty rates on some entries of solar power cells from China were upheld Tuesday by the U.S. Court of International Trade, which approved changes the Commerce Department made in how it calculated ocean freight expenses for the subject merchandise.

The U.S. maintains antidumping duties on imports of “crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules” from China. The duties are a subject of frequent trade litigation.

Commerce conducted a periodic duty review covering subject cells that entered the U.S. between December 2015 and November 2016. The department initially calculated a dumping margin and corresponding duty rate ...