U.S. Announces 24-Month Duty Free Access to Certain Solar Cells and Modules

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 6/9/22 5:15 PM

On June 6, 2022, U.S. President Joseph Biden issued a statement addressing domestic clean energy manufacturing. According to the statement, the U.S. is “Temporarily facilitating U.S. solar deployers’ ability to source solar modules and cells from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam by providing that those components can be imported free of certain duties for 24 months in order to ensure the U.S. has access to a sufficient supply of solar modules to meet electricity generation needs while domestic manufacturing scales up.”

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) issued a press release affirming that “no solar cells or modules imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam will be subject to new antidumping or countervailing duties during the period of the emergency.” Ongoing anti-circumvention proceedings will continue, with the conclusions applying after the emergency period is over.

The statement can be found here:


Commerce’s press release can be found here:


Topics: Vietnam, Solar Cells, Malaysia, Thailand, Manufacturing, Cambodia

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