Import Administration
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether Or Not Assembled Into Modules from People's Republic Of China (C-570-980)

Scope Description:

The merchandise covered by this order is crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels and building integrated materials.
This order covers crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the electricity that is generated by the cell.
Merchandise under consideration may be described at the time of importation as parts for final finished products that are assembled after importation, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels, building-integrated modules, building-integrated panels, or other finished goods kits. Such parts that otherwise meet the definition of merchandise under consideration are included in the scope of this order.
Excluded from the scope of this order are thin film photovoltaic products produced from amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS).
Also excluded from the scope of this order are crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, not exceeding 10,000mm2 in surface area, that are permanently integrated into a consumer good whose function is other than power generation and that consumes the electricity generated by the integrated crystalline silicon photovoltaic cell. Where more than one cell is permanently integrated into a consumer good, the surface area for purposes of this exclusion shall be the total combined surface area of all cells that are integrated into the consumer good.
Modules, laminates, and panels produced in a third-country from cells produced in the PRC are covered by this order; however, modules, laminates, and panels produced in the PRC from cells produced in a third-country are not covered by this order.
Merchandise covered by this order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (“HTSUS”) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.80, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030, and 8501.31.8000. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) provided notification that HTSUS number 8501.31.8000 should be added to the scope of the investigation, as certain articles under this number may fall within the scope. See Memorandum from Gene H. Calvert through Mark Hoadley to the File, “ACE Case Reference File Update,” dated May 16, 2012. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Scope Rulings Made Between January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2014
Requestor: NVT LLC (d/b/a SunEdison); Modules assembled in Malaysia from solar cells manufactured in Taiwan, where all manufacturing of the modules/cells took place in Malaysia and Taiwan, are not subject to the scope of the AD and CVD orders because neither the solar modules nor the solar cells therein were manufactured in the PRC; January 10, 2014.

Scope Rulings Made Between July 1, 2013, and September 30, 2013
Requestor: OYAMA Life Impact Energy Co. Ltd.; solar cells in the OY340-XA Hybrid Solar Tablet Charger are within the scope of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders because the device does not meet the requirements of the exclusionary language in the scope; July 24, 2013.