Biden administration stands firm on import tariffs on solar panels

The U.S. government under President Joe Biden announced Feb. 4 that import tariffs on crystalline solar cells and modules imposed by former President Donald Trump will be extended. Restrictions originally would have expired in February. Bifacial modules remain exempt from the tariffs. The quota for duty-free imports of 2.5 gigawatts will be doubled to five gigawatts, which was welcomed by the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). However, SEIA had been pushing for a complete elimination of the tariffs in advance.
The U.S. government also announced that negotiations would begin with Canada and Mexico to see if import tariffs for those countries could be suspended in whole or in part.

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