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Trump’s Solar Tariffs Still Needed to Protect Industry, U.S. Agency Says

  • Agency expected to issue recommendation to Biden by Dec. 8
  • Trump imposed tariffs in 2018 to aid U.S. solar manufacturing

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

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A U.S. trade agency has determined that tariffs on imported solar equipment, imposed by Donald Trump in 2018, are still necessary.

The U.S. International Trade Commission is expected to issue a recommendation by Dec. 8 on whether President Joe Biden should extend the duties, after voting unanimously Wednesday that imported solar products remain a threat to U.S. manufacturers.