20 Nov 2020

Bifacial Exemption from US Section 201 Tariffs is Repealed

20 Nov 2020  by Liam Stoker   

The exemption for bifacial solar panels from Section 201 tariffs in the US has finally been repealed, meaning bifacial panels imported into the US are now subject to tariffs of 20%.

Image: Matt Wade/Flickr.

Last month, prior to the US election, President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation that included, amongst other measures, a movement to repeal the exemption for bifacial panels within Section 201 trade tariffs.

But that bid was initially thwarted, with Judge Katzmann of the US Court of International Trade issuing a temporary restraining order that prevented the exemption from being repealed while further motions were considered.

A ruling this morning heard that the temporary restraining order had now been lifted, with both parties – the Solar Energy Industries Alliance and others acting as the plaintiff, and the US government as defendants – are invited to seek further recourse by filing separate actions.

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