News Release 24-012
Contact: Elizabeth Nesbitt, 202-205-1819
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today released its second midterm 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, Inv. No. 201-TA-075, 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) additional duties on imports of CSPV modules that were phased down over a period of four years. See Proclamation 9693 of January 23, 2018.
On February 4, 2022, the President extended the measure by an additional four years after the USITC determined that action under section 203 of the Trade Act with respect to imports of CSPV products continued to be necessary to prevent or remedy serious injury and that there was evidence that the domestic industry was making a positive adjustment to import competition. See Proclamation 10339.
As required by section 204(a) of the Trade Act of 1974, on June 8, 2023, the Commission instituted a midterm review to report to the President and Congress on the developments within the industry producing CSPV products since the extension 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 (Second Monitoring), USITC Publication 5494, February 2024) is available at https://www.usitc.gov/publications/other/pub5494.pdf.