A worker checks photovoltaic modules used for small solar panels at a factory in Haian in China’s Jiangsu province in January. Photo: AFP
A worker checks photovoltaic modules used for small solar panels at a factory in Haian in China’s Jiangsu province in January. Photo: AFP

US to probe if Chinese firms are evading solar tariffs via Southeast Asian factories

  • Manufacturers may be sending components to countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia for assembly before shipping finished products to the US
  • The investigation threatens to upend the American solar sector, which depends heavily on panels from Asia

A worker checks photovoltaic modules used for small solar panels at a factory in Haian in China’s Jiangsu province in January. Photo: AFP
A worker checks photovoltaic modules used for small solar panels at a factory in Haian in China’s Jiangsu province in January. Photo: AFP
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