CBP Announces Continuation of Section 201 on CPSV Solar Cells and Modules

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 2/4/22 5:00 PM

On February 4, 2022, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #50933308, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the continuation of the tariff rate quota (TRQ) imposed under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) cells as well as an additional duty for modules comprised of CSPV cells. This announcement aligns with Presidential Proclamation “A Proclamation to Continue Facilitating Positive Adjustment to Competition From Imports of Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells (Whether or Not Partially or Fully Assembled Into Other Products),” signed February 4, 2022.

The new quota period and additional duties are effective February 7, 2022. The proclamation continues these measures through February 7, 2026, with annual adjustments. An exclusion for “Bifacial solar panels that absorb light and generate electricity on each side of the panel and that consist of only bifacial solar cells that absorb light and generate electricity on each side of the cells” is also added in the proclamation.

CSMS #50933308 can be found here:


The quota bulletin can be found here:


Topics: CBP, Quota, Solar Cells, Duty, Trade Remedies

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