Trump administration eliminates a tariff exemption loophole for bifacial solar panels

This action delves a fresh blow to the solar industry but also means U.S. based panel manufacturers will regain an edge on foreign competitors

The U.S. Trade Representative said in an online statement that it is withdrawing the exclusion on tariffs for imported bifacial solar panels.

According to a notice from the Representative, the technology will be subject to a 25 percent tariff starting Oct. 28, 2019.

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