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QB 20-507 Solar Cell/Modules

COMMODITY:

CSPV Cells and Modules as specified in Presidential Proclamation 9693.

QUOTA PERIOD for CSPV Cells:

February 7, 2020 through February 6, 2021, and subsequent annual periods listed below.

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

For CSPV cells, an annual aggregate quantity of 2.5 gigawatts.

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

CSPV cells (quota)

For in quota merchandise, use entry type code 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52.

For over quota merchandise, use non-quota entry type, e.g., entry type 01.

The merchandise covered by the quota may also be subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

In addition to reporting the Chapter 85 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification for the imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTS classifications for imported merchandise subject to the quota:

Tariff Rate
HTSDescription
9903.45.21In Quota for cells (Low Rate)
9903.45.22Over Quota for cells (High Rate) 

CSPV modules (additional duty) 

Use non-quota entry type 

The merchandise covered by the additional duty may also be subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

 In addition to reporting the Chapter 85 Harmonized Tariff Schedule classification for the imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTS classification for imported merchandise subject to the additional duty: 

Additional Duty
HTSDescription
9903.45.25(additional duty modules) 

                                 

Countries covered

For both CSPV cells and modules, products of all countries are covered except for the following: 

 Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Kinshasa), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Island, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen (Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe. 

Merchandise presented shall be reported and released by the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) until a “hold” status is indicated or quota restraint limit is reached.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

CSPV cells (quota)

 Duty Rate for In Quota for cells (low rate)
No change
 In addition to those applicable under subheading 8541.40.60:

Duty Rates for Over Quota for cells (High Rate)
PeriodRate
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 201930%
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 202025%
  If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 6, 2021 20%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2021 through February 7, 202215% 

CSPV modules (additional duty)

Additional Duty Rates for CSPV Modules

In addition to those applicable under subheading 8541.40.60:

Additional Duty Rates for CSPV Modules
PeriodRate
If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 201930%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 202025%
 If entered during the period from  February 7, 2020 through February 6, 202120%
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2021 through February 7, 202215%

Such duty shall be imposed on the declared value of such modules, including the cost or value of the non-cell portions thereof (such as aluminum frames), as Customs in its regulations or instructions may require.

NOTIFICATION:

Quota Bulletins (QB) are posted on CBP.gov and updated as determined by future announcements.  The trade may track the status of tariff rate quotas provided in the weekly Commodity Status Report at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/quota/tariff-rate-quotas.

Questions may be sent to "HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov"

Last modified: 
February 3, 2020
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