Greentech Media – The U.S. solar industry breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when Chinese-made solar cells and modules were not included on a list of products that could be subject to new Trump administration tariffs. Inverters were also absent.
Other clean energy technologies did make the list, but the U.S. market impacts appear to be modest.
The U.S. Trade Representative published the catalog Tuesday, naming some 1,300 Chinese imports the administration plans to hit with a 25 percent tariff under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
Industrial robots, communication satellites and aircraft parts were among the products covered by the proposed tariffs, which are framed as retaliation for Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property and other unfair trade practices.
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