US sanctions over Xinjiang: Updates
Following the investigation on solar products from Xinjiang began this April, the U.S. is stepping up pressure on China recently.
Impacts of U.S.’ ban on goods from China’s Xinjiang
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that would ban imports of certain goods from China’s Xinjiang region last September. The U.S. recently began investigation on solar products made in Xinjiang.
Trump mulls raising tariffs on solar imports
Under the residential proclamation, the exclusion would be revoked, and the scheduled fourth-year tariff would be raised from 15% to 18% in 2021.
India may extend the safeguard duty for a year
It’s highly likely that India will extend the safeguard duty for a year, while the basic customs duty is not likely to be introduced.
Bifacial modules lose exemption from Section 201 tariffs, again
The Trump administration has officially revoked tariff exemption, effective May 18.
Bifacial demand remains 12 GW for 2020
The U.S. Court of International Trade issued a TRO against the withdrawal of bifacial exemption.
Potential impacts of India’s 20% BCD on solar cells, modules
The Budget 2020 proposed to raise the BCD from zero to 20% on solar cells.
Indian budget plan proposes 20% BCD on solar cell imports
India’s 2020 budget has proposed to raise basic customs duty (BCD) to 20% on imports of solar cells.