European Parliament members ask for speed in trade case investigation

23. November 2012 | Industry & Suppliers, Markets & Trends, Trade cases | By:  Shamsiah Ali-Oettinger

Members of the European Parliament at a plenary debate yesterday stated that they expect the European Commission to speed up its investigation against the Chinese price dumping allegations. EU ProSun made this statement in a press release today.

The trade case investigations is slated to go on for nine months. Whether this will be sped up remains to be seen.

The plenary debate stated that the on-going investigations will look into the industry, market data and send its European Commission officials to inspect European and Chinese companies. The Commission has a maximum period of nine months to deal with each of the investigation. This requires the anti-dumping investigation to be concluded by early June and the anti-subsidy investigation by early August next year.

However, majority of the European Parliament members are calling for action to be taken before the nine month deadline. According to the press release by EU ProSun, this call for speed is due to the high number of insolvencies that have arisen in the last months this year. This, they see, as one way to save jobs in the European solar industry.

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