A worker installing solar panels in Songxi, China, in 2016. (Feature China/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
A worker installing solar panels in Songxi, China, in 2016 Feature China/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

The investigation, announced by the International Trade Commission (ITC), responds to a petition filed last month by bankrupt solar manufacturer Suniva Inc.

The company accused China and other Asian nations of “flooding” the US with solar cells and modules and called for emergency tariffs and price floors for four years, the maximum allowable time.

The ITC said that it would formally investigate and consider whether to recommend that President Trump impose such trade “safeguards”.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has 8+ years of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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