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QB 24-507 2024 Solar Cells and Modules

Commodity:

Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic (CSPV) Cells and Modules as specified in Presidential Proclamation 10339 of February 4, 2022.

Quota Period for CSPV Cells:

February 7, 2024, through February 6, 2025.

Restraint Level:

For CSPV cells, an annual aggregate quantity of 5.0 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 antidumping 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:

9903.45.21 In-Quota for cells (low rate)
9903.45.22 Over Quota for cells (high rate)

CSPV modules (additional duty)

Use non-quota entry types.

The merchandise covered by the additional duty may also be subject to antidumping 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:

9903.45.25 (additional duty for modules comprised of CSPV cells)

For CPSV products of Canada, report the following:

9903.45.27: CSPV cells, as defined in note 18(c) in HTSUS Chapter 99 and modules as defined in note 18(g) in HTSUS Chapter 99, all the foregoing when the product and originating good of Canada there is no additional duty.

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, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, 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, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen (Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe.  
Merchandise presented shall be reported and released by the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) until the quota restraint limit is reached.

Special Instructions:

CSPV cells (quota)

Duty Rate for In Quota for cells (low rate)

No change from those duties applicable under subheading 8541.42.00 as appropriate.

Duty Rates for Over Quota for cells (High Rate)

In addition to those applicable under subheading 8541.42.00:

Entry Period Percent
If entered during the period from February 7, 2022, through February 6, 2023 14.75%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2023, through February 6, 2024 14.50%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2024, through February 6, 2025 14.25%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2025, through February 6, 2026 14.00%

CSPV modules (additional duty)

Additional Duty Rates for CSPV Modules

In addition to duty rates applicable under subheading 8541.43.00:

Entry Period Percent
If entered during the period from February 7, 2022, through February 6, 2023 14.75%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2023, through February 6, 2024 14.50%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2024, through February 6, 2025 14.25%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2025, through February 6, 2026 14.00%

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.

The following item has been added to the list of goods not covered by HTS 9903.45.25:
Bifacial solar panels that absorb light and generate electricity on each side of the panel and that consist of only bifacial solar cells that absorb light and generate electricity on each side of the cells.

Notification:

Quota Bulletins (QB) are posted at www.cbp.gov/trade/quota 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 www.cbp.gov/document/report/commodity-status-report.  

For questions related to the quota process, contact the Quota and Agriculture Branch at HQQuota@cbp.dhs.gov.  In the event of a technical issue with system operation, please create a ticket with the ACE help desk at ACE.Support@cbp.dhs.gov

Last Modified: May 13, 2024