Trade Commission Will Hear Solar Tariff Case

Source: By Diane Cardwell, The New York Times • Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

An unusual trade case that could upend the domestic solar market is set for a hearing on Tuesday before the United States International Trade Commission in Washington. Petitioners in the case — two American affiliates of overseas solar equipment manufacturers — are seeking steep tariffs on foreign-made cells and modules to counteract the low price of imports, often from Chinese manufacturers. Much of the domestic solar industry stands against the petitioners, as does one of the parent companies, which is Chinese. A number of proceedings could follow over the next few months. But the final decision could wind up with President Trump. Diane Cardwell