Section 201 Investigations

Under section 203 of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. § 2253, if the U.S. International Trade Commission transmits a report containing an affirmative finding of serious injury, the President shall take all appropriate and feasible action within his power that he determines will facilitate efforts by the domestic industry in question to make a positive adjustment to import competition and provide greater economic and social benefits than costs.  USTR leads an interagency body in recommending to the President on the action to take.


A Proclamation To Further Facilitate Positive Adjustment to Competition From Imports of Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells (Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled Into Other Products) 

On June 21, 2024, the President issued a proclamation revoking the exclusion for bifacial modules under the solar safeguard measure.  The proclamation can be found here and the annexes to the proclamation can be found here

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada on Trade in Solar Products

On July 8, 2022, the United States and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on trade in solar products under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, under which the United States will suspend application of the safeguard measure to solar products imports from Canada effective February 1, 2022. The text of the MOU is available here and the Federal Register Notice implementing the MOU is available here

Extension Review of Safeguard Action on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products: Public Hearing

On January 4, 2022, the Trade Policy Staff Committee held a virtual public hearing regarding the extension review of the safeguard action on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products. A transcript of the public hearing is available here.