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Trump Thwarted in Latest Bid to Kill Solar-Tariff Loophole (1)

Oct. 26, 2020, 4:28 PM

A U.S. trade court temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s latest bid to end a loophole it had granted on two-sided solar panels.

The order Saturday came weeks after President Donald Trump moved to eliminate a tariff exemption for so-called bifacial, panels. Prior to that proclamation, the government tried for more than a year to revoke the exemption, only to get repeatedly thwarted by the trade court.

Court of International Trade Judge Gary Katzmann issued a temporary restraining order that effectively prevents the tariff exemption from being removed for two weeks, unless the court takes other action during that time. ...