October 31, 2017


TechNet Urges President To Reject ITC Solar Tariffs Decision

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today urged President Trump to reject the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) proposals to establish tariffs and quotas on solar cell panel components imported into the United States.  President Trump now has until January 12 to decide the course of action in this trade dispute.

The following statement can be attributed to Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet:

“America’s solar industry is a proven job creator and provider of clean, affordable energy, but this ITC decision threatens to halt that momentum.  If these tariffs are enforced, they threaten to stall advanced energy innovation, put jobs at risk, and set a bad precedent for future Section 201 cases.  We urge President Trump to reject the ITC’s recommendation.”

Earlier this month, TechNet submitted written comments to the ITC urging the body to reject an injury finding and associated trade remedies.

About TechNet

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups and the most iconic companies on the planet and represents three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Olympia, Albany, and Tallahassee.

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