Biden steps up enforcement of tariffs on Chinese solar imports

The Biden administration on Thursday announced it will end exclusions from tariffs for certain utility-scale solar imports and begin charging duties on solar imports from four Asian countries as part of its broader effort to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and crack down on unfair trade practices by China.

White House national climate adviser Ali Zaidi and White House climate policy adviser John Podesta billed the actions on a call with reporters Wednesday as the latest in a series of steps the Biden administration has taken to reduce reliance on China regarding clean energy technology and manufacturing supply chains following billions of dollars of clean energy and climate spending authorized by the Inflation Reduction Act designed to spur new domestic production.

Over the last several years, the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law have created what Zaidi described as a “macro-expansion in
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