Richard Mojica Comments on CBP's WRO Guidance on Silica-Based Imports Linked to Hoshine Silicon Industry

"Deciphering CBP's WRO Guidance: What the Updated FAQ Changes and What Uncertainty Remains"

PV Tech

11.17.2021

Richard Mojica commented on recently updated FAQs on the withhold release order (WRO) issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on silica-based imports linked to Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. Ltd.  Mojica told PV Tech that "some have reacted to this FAQ as saying that Customs has made it easier to demonstrate admissibility or has somehow toned-down enforcement. I don't view it that way… Rather, it's more subtle and less definitive than that." He added that that this FAQ has been well received by the industry because it gives hope that perhaps modules are going to be admissible if they have good documentation concerning the origin of the polysilicon even if they don't have documentation about the origin of the silicon metal.