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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 14, 2017


A link to the coalition’s solar import sanctions letter to President Trump is available here.

The letter asks that the President reject the recommendations of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose trade sanctions on silicon-based solar photovoltaic cells and solar panels.

Earlier this month, the commissioners proposed relatively modest tariffs and licensing fees on imported solar cells and panels for four years.  The solar industry believes the sanctions will harm the industry. The President can reject, approve, or modify the ITC’s recommended remedies.  The President is required to take action on the recommendations by January 12.

The concern is that the President will impose much harsher sanctions than those proposed by the ITC.  Although two domestic solar manufacturers convinced the ITC that they had been harmed by low cost imports, their harm pales in comparison to the impact higher priced solar panels could have on the nation’s and states’ renewable energy progress.

Your comments and tracked edits of the draft are welcomed.  Please send them to us by this Friday, November 17.  We plan to send the coalition’s letter to the  President by the end of this month.

Thanks for all your help.



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