On January 23, 2018, USTR announced that the President had approved recommendations to provide relief to U.S. manufacturers and impose safeguard tariffs on imported solar cells and modules, based on the investigations, findings, and recommendations of the independent, bipartisan U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
On February 4, 2022, President Biden announced an extension and modification of the existing safeguard tariffs for an additional four years. In his announcement, the President included an exemption for bifacial solar panels. This decision comes after the ITC recommended in November 2021 to extend the safeguard tariffs for an additional four years.
A Proclamation to Continue Facilitating Positive Adjustment to Competition From Imports of Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells (Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled Into Other Products) including Annex I (To Modify Chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States) and Annex II (To Make Technical Corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States)
Fact Sheet (PDF)
Documents: Investigation No. TA-201-75 (CSPV Cells)
Interagency TPSC Hearing Transcript
Interagency TPSC Hearing Witness List
Product Exclusion Requests