China

25% tariffs on Chinese inverters to start on January 1

The final order from the U.S. Trade Representative includes an interim tariff rate of 10% set to start on September 24.

Flex to manufacture Enphase products in Mexico

The microinverter maker is shifting production to Mexico to avoid the pending Section 301 tariffs on inverters and other products from China.

Battery materials producer Livent Corp. goes public

The lithium supplier is banking on both its substantial history and new developments in the rapidly growing the electric vehicle market.

China files WTO trade complaints against the United States

China has officially filed two complaints with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the United States, in response to its 30% Section 201 and 25% Section 301 tariffs.

China to file WTO complaint over Section 201 duties

China’s Ministry of Commerce is arguing that the 30% import duties on solar products from China and other nations do not comply with WTO rules. The Chinese government added that its solar industry could be seriously damaged.

United States confirms additional 25% tariffs on Chinese cells, modules

While the tariffs make importing solar from China even more impractical, they are unlikely to have a significant impact on trade flows or the U.S. market.

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Inverter makers plan alternatives to avoid potential 25% tariffs

Several inverter makers could be hit by the Trump Administration’s move to increase tariffs on imports including inverters from China, but many are already shifting manufacturing to other locations.

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Trump calls for 25% tariffs on Chinese inverters, other products

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to consider increasing import duties from 10% to 25% on a list of products from China including inverters, AC modules and non-lithium batteries.

Enphase within striking distance of profitability in Q2 results

The company has brought its operating margin to below -1%, as it fends off component shortages, short sellers and potential tariffs.

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REC Silicon hit by falling demand in Q2

The polysilicon maker has been a casualty of the trade war between the United States and China. Following layoffs, the company expects its plant in Washington to run at only 25% capacity until the trade war is resolved.

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