WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today President Trump announced that his administration has come to an agreement on the first phase of a bilateral trade agreement with China for a variety of American products, including U.S. polysilicon.
Following is a statement from John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy, at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): “While this trade deal won’t do anything to relax the solar tariffs, it is a positive development for the U.S. solar industry. Polysilicon is the building block of most solar cells on the market and these changes are a great development for American manufacturers who have been hit hard with Chinese duties on their products. Credit to the Trump Administration for cutting a deal that gives relief to U.S. polysilicon production companies. We hope this deal will start a much-needed discussion with the administration about how we can scale back the tariffs on solar products more broadly, while continuing to build American solar manufacturing.”
Celebrating its 46th anniversary in 2020, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, which now employs more than 242,000 Americans. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to build jobs and diversity, champion the use of cost-competitive solar in America, remove market barriers and educate the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.