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UNITED STATES IMPOSES TARIFF RATE QUOTA ON SOLAR CELLS AND MODULES
January 22, 2018


Today the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced that the United States was utilizing Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 to impose a tariff rate quota (TRQ) on imports of solar cells and modules into the United States. While there have been several individual trade actions with respect to such imports, the Section 201 TRQ will apply to all imports of these articles into the United States.

The announced action contemplates four years of protection at the following rates:

 
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Tariff Increase* 30% 25% 20% 14%

*First 2.5 gigawatts of imported cells each year are excluded from the tariff increase.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of our professionals if you have any questions about this action.




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