Solar tariffs could cost N.C. hundreds of job

A Trump Administration decision to impose tariffs on imported solar panels could slow the growth of the solar industry, including in North Carolina, according to industry officials. Last month, President Donald Trump announced his decision to impose a four-year safeguard tariff on imported solar cells and modules, starting Feb. 7 at 30 percent and decreasing by 5 percent during each of the next three years before expiring. The tariff was the result of U.S. International Trade Commission case in which a pair of solar panel manufacturers argued cheap imported panels and modules for China and Asia are unfairly impacting the ability of American companies to compete in the market.



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