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U.S. Trade Court Blocks Trump Bid to End Solar-Tariff Exemption

Oct. 15, 2020, 2:08 PM

A U.S. trade court again denied a request by the Trump administration to end a tariff exemption for imported two-sided solar panels.

  • U.S. Court of International Trade Judge Gary Katzmann refused to lift an order preventing the administration from withdrawing an exemption for two-sided, or bifacial, panels
  • The government didn’t follow the law the first time it moved to withdraw the loophole, and it didn’t fix the procedural errors the second time it tried, Katzmann said
  • Katzmann said he was taking no position on whether the duties would protect the domestic solar industry
  • “Once again, the court merely continues to...

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