Solar Panels

CBP is issuing ruling HQ H298653 to state China is not the country of origin of solar panels assembled in China with both Chinese and non-Chinese components because the components are not substantially transformed in China. Instead, CBP holds that Germany is the country of origin because the polycrystalline solar cells that consitute the essence of the panels are entirely manufactured in Germany and do not lose their identity and become an integral part of the panels when combined with other components in China.