Commerce Department Investigating Solar Technology Tariffs

Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia are under consideration. 

The U.S. Commerce Department announced an investigation Monday into solar panels imported from Southeast Asian nations for potential circumvention of tariffs, a move described by industry groups as potentially devastating to the industry. 

Department officials said this is in response to a petition from a California company whose complaint alleged the panels in question, assembled in Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand were intended to illegally evade U.S. regulations blocking Chinese imports. 

The petition alleged the technology assembled in those four countries involves parts manufactured by Chinese companies, and that their manufacture violates decades-old antidumping and countervailing tariffs on Chinese imports. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Raimondo to be led by God as she oversees the investigation of imported solar panels.
  • For Commerce officials as they seek to ensure U.S. import regulations are not being violated.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner 


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