Secretary Raimondo Exposes SEIA’s Big Lie on Solar Tariff Rates

SEIA Exposed as Front for Chinese Solar Companies WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for exposing the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) big lie that triple digit tariffs would result from the anti-circumvention petition filed by Auxin Solar, Inc., against four Southeast Asian countries, calling such…

Myths & Facts: the Commerce Department’s Investigation into Illegal Activity by Chinese Solar Manufacturers

In March of 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce opened an investigation into the possible circumvention of 2012 Obama-era tariffs on solar panels from China. Large Chinese companies supported by Beijing are alleged to be circumventing those tariffs by shipping panels and parts from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam instead of from China. These four…

Chinese Solar Manufacturers Hold Biden Administration to Ransom

Thirty years ago, Clint Eastwood held a gun to his rival’s head and asked the question: “Do you feel lucky, punk?” That is what the Chinese solar manufacturers are doing today, with President Biden at the other end of that Magnum 44 six-shooter. On March 28th, Biden’s Commerce Department decided to pursue an anti-circumvention case…

CPA Applauds Commerce Department for Initiating Investigation into Illegal Chinese Circumvention

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) released a statement after the Department of Commerce initiated an anticircumvention investigation into Chinese companies operating in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia that are illegally circumventing existing antidumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) duty orders on solar cells and modules from China. The decision comes after Auxin Solar,…

CPA Applauds Bipartisan House Letter Calling on Commerce to Investigate Illegal Chinese Circumvention

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded a bipartisan letter led by U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo urging her to accept the anti-circumvention petition filed by Auxin Solar, Inc., a U.S. headquartered company that manufactures solely in America, requesting that the…

CPA Applauds Portman, Brown Effort to Support U.S. Solar Manufacturing, Investigate Illegal Chinese Circumvention

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today applauded a bipartisan letter led by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo urging her to accept the anti-circumvention petition filed by Auxin Solar, Inc., a U.S. headquartered company that manufactures solely in America, requesting that the U.S. Department…

LG Announces U.S. Solar Factory Closure Just Weeks After Biden Guts 201 Solar Tariffs

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a statement after LG Electronics Inc. announced it was exiting the global solar panel business, a decision that will impact 160 employees and roughly 60 contract workers at LG’s corporate campus in Huntsville, Alabama, where the company has been assembling solar panels since 2018.…

CPA Urges Commerce to Investigate Illegal Chinese Circumvention

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) released a statement in support of a petition filed by Auxin Solar, Inc., a U.S. headquartered company that manufactures solely in America, requesting that the U.S. Department of Commerce close a loophole that is being exploited by Chinese companies operating in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia…