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DOJ to Appeal Decision That Reopened Solar Loophole Trump Killed

Jan. 14, 2022, 8:12 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice plans to appeal a Court of International Trade ruling, a move aimed at reinstating import duties on so-called bifacial solar panels.

  • Department filed notice of appeal Friday, challenging November reinstatement of tariff exemption
  • Donald Trump had eliminated a loophole that had exempted two-sided, or bifacial, solar panels from import duties. That move “constituted an action outside the president’s delegated authority,” a trade judge ruled last year
  • U.S. renewables industry trade group opposes import duties on panels
    • “This action is counter to President Biden’s goals of rapidly deploying clean energy, creating jobs and lowering consumer costs”: ...



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