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U.S. Trade Agency Says Trump Solar Tariffs Are Still Needed (3)

Nov. 25, 2021, 2:13 AM

A U.S. trade agency has determined that tariffs on imported solar equipment, imposed by Donald Trump in 2018, are still necessary.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is expected to issue a recommendation by Dec. 8 on whether President Joe Biden should extend the duties, after voting unanimously Wednesday that imported solar products remain a threat to U.S. manufacturers.

The decision underscores the tensions between the administration’s sometimes dueling goals. While the White House is focused on boosting clean energy production in the U.S., it is also keen to support domestic manufacturing -- and union jobs. Extending the tariffs would be ...

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