Trade restrictions proposed in US
US International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended varying quota and tariff restrictions on imported solar products, giving US President Donald Trump three choices to address the so-called “injury” to American solar manufacturers. The commission gave three recommendations ranging from a four-year quota system with receding tariff rates to import license adoption. Trump will make the final decision whether to provide relief to the US industry and the type and amount of relief. In May 2017, two American solar manufacturers, Suniva and SolarWorld, filed a petition with the ITC under Section 201 of the Trade Act requesting high tariffs on imported crystalline-silicon solar products and high minimum price floors for imported solar modules.