However, it is unclear if commercial buyers will even need U.S. made product if they now have unfettered, duty-free access to Chinese multinational solar panels that have been flowing out of Southeast Asia ever since mainland Chinese manufacturers were hit with anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) duties and solar safeguard tariffs over four years ago. Around 80% of all solar products imported into the U.S. last year came from Southeast Asia, led by Vietnam. Mostly all of it is from Chinese manufacturers that have been implicated in the use of forced labor. Southeast Asia does not have any serious, domestic solar industry contenders.
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