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Section 201 Petition Filed Concerning Silicon Photovoltaic Cells and Modules
April 26, 2017

Suniva, Inc. filed a petition with the International Trade Commission requesting global safeguard relief from imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules, regardless of country. Section 201 investigations are neither restricted to a specific country’s exports, nor is the issuance of remedies contingent upon the existence of unfair trade practices, as in antidumping or countervailing duty investigations.

The merchandise covered by this petition’s scope is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, modules, laminates, and panels, whether or not fully or partially assembled into other products. Subject cells and modules also possess the following physical characteristics: 
  • A thickness of 20 micrometers or more 
  • Having a p/n junction formed by any means
Subject merchandise includes cells which have undergone additional processing (e.g. cleaning, etching, coating) or the addition of other materials (e.g. metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the electricity that is generated by the cell.

Thin film photovoltaic products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) are excluded from the scope of this investigation.

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