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USITC Releases Report Concerning Developments Within the Industry Producing Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products Since Imposition of Global Safeguard Remedies

February 7, 2020
News Release 20-012
Inv. No. TA-201-075 (Monitoring)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Releases Report Concerning Developments Within the Industry Producing Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products Since Imposition of Global Safeguard Remedies

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today released its report on its monitoring of developments within the industry producing crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) products since the President’s imposition of a safeguard measure on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products.

The report, Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled into Other Products: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry, is available to the public via the USITC website (www.usitc.gov).

The measure took effect on February 7, 2018.  The President imposed the measure after receiving a USITC determination (under section 202 of the Trade Act of 1974) that crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, were being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury to the domestic industry. The measure was in the form of (a) a tariff-rate quota on imports of CSPV cells not partially or fully assembled into other products and (b) an increase in duties on imports of CSPV modules for a period of four years.  See Proclamation 9693 of January 23, 2018.

As required by section 204(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, on July 25, 2019, the Commission instituted a mid-term review to report to the President and the Congress on the results of its monitoring of developments within the industry producing CSVP products since imposition of the safeguard measure.

Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled into Other Products: Monitoring Developments in the Domestic Industry (Inv. No. TA-201-075 (Monitoring), USITC Publication 5021, February 2020) is available at https://www.usitc.gov/publications/other/pub5021.pdf.

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