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Biden must ‘swiftly’ end solar tariff investigation, senators urge

May 3, 2022

Twenty-two U.S. senators urged the Biden administration to “swiftly” conclude an investigation into whether solar modules imported from four Southeast Asian countries are skirting tariffs levied against China.

The Department of Commerce’s investigation of a tariff petition from Auxin Solar, a San Jose, California-based solar module manufacturer, is “already causing massive disruption in the solar industry,” and the investigation alone threatens thousands of American jobs, the senators wrote in a letter addressed to President Joe Biden.

The letter was signed by one Independent senator, a Republican, and 20 Democrats, including Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla from Auxin’s home state of California.

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