Reuters reported, citing data from federal customs and industry officials. Hundreds of millions of dollars in shipments of more than 1,000 solar components remain stuck in US ports since June. Under the new law that bans the import of goods from the Xinjiang region of China due to concerns about slavery
Reuters reported that The unprecedented level of seizures reflects a policy aimed at pressuring China over Uighur internment camps in Xinjiang. It risks slowing the efforts of US President Joe Biden’s task force to reduce carbon emissions in the US energy sector. to fight climate change
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it seized a total of 1,053 shipments of solar energy equipment between June 21 and October 25 following a law banning forced Uighur labor. The Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act came into effect, saying that not one The item had been returned from the shipment.
CBP did not release a list of manufacturers or details about the amount of solar equipment seized in each of these shipments. He argued that it was a matter of federal law on the protection of trade secrets.
However, industry sources told Reuters that the seized goods include polysilicon panels and cells that could have a capacity of up to 1 gigawatt and are mainly produced by three Chinese manufacturers, namely Longi Green Energy Technology Co Ltd, Trina Solar Co Ltd (Trina Solar Co Ltd) and JinkoSolar Holding Co.