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India: Domestic content compromise proposed, WTO ruling postponed

India needs foreing module imports to meet its ambitious solar goals

The Indian Government has proposed a compromise to end the dispute with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over its domestic content requirement (DCR) for solar modules. A final ruling from the WTO was expected on Friday, however...


EU confirms Trina’s MIP exit

Trina will continue to serve the European market with modules from overseas factories other than those in China

The European Commission has officially confirmed Trina Solar’s exit from the Minimum Import Price (MIP), announced in December. This now brings to seven, the total number of Chinese companies that have withdrawn from the...


Australia resumes anti-dumping case against Chinese solar producers

Large scale solar installation, Australia.

Dropped in October last year having found only negligible injury or hindrance to the Australian PV industry, the Anti-Dumping Commission reviewed the decision and has decided to resume the investigation.


Little comfort in preliminary review of US duties on Chinese solar cells

Preliminary rulings in the second administrative reviews of 2012 anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on PV cells from China suggest lower rates, but experience from the first review gives no cause to celebrate yet.


EU: Anti-circumvention duties for Chinese solar products shipped via Taiwan, Malaysia

The EU Commission has found evidence of duty dodging

Anti-circumvention duties of 53.4% and anti-subsidy duties of 11.5% are to be applied to Chinese solar PV panels and cells shipped from Taiwan and Malaysia to the EU, after the European Commission (EC) found evidence of duty...


EU trade case: 120 companies, associations to participate in MIP expiry review

A lot of parties have registered their interest in the MIP undertaking

The possibility to register as an interested party for the EU Commission's expiry review of minimum prices and import volumes for Chinese solar PV manufacturers expired on Monday. Many more companies and organizations registered...


Trina exits EU price undertaking

Trina Solar Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao

The company says the minimum import price does not reflect current market trends, which show average selling prices in major markets continuing to decline at a faster than expected rate. Trina will now supply EU markets through...


Motech returns to the black during Q3 2015

Taiwan's largest solar cell maker has reported its first positive operating margin since the second quarter of 2014, as well as its highest revenues in four years.


SolarWorld passes 1 GW annual shipments, welcomes EC expiry review

Frank Asbeck

German-U.S. PV manufacturer SolarWorld has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to launch an expiry review into solar antidumping-subsidy measures. It announced today that it will exceed 1 GW of shipments for 2015.


EU Commission: solar dumping duties and minimum price to remain

The EU

The European Commission has ruled that its antidumping and antisubsidy measures will not be allowed to expire, with a review to be launched that could take up to 15 months to complete. Imports on Chinese cells however may be...


Solar Power Europe expects EU ‘expiry review’ to be launched

Flags of the EU.

Europe’s leading solar industry body understands that the European Commission is set to launch an expiry review of the its solar anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures. The review will likely see the extension of the measures,...


Canadian Solar to supply 112 MW of PV modules to Sunrun in 2016

This large purchase by the third-largest U.S. residential installer shows diversification away from REC Solar, its main supplier for the last two years.


Turkey: New directive sees import duties on solar modules

Solar modules coming into Turkey will be subjected to import tax from this December

Turkey has issued a new directive, which will see solar modules charged an import tax of around US$125, determined by weight. The new regulation will apply to all PV manufacturers outside of Turkey from December 19.


Neo Solar Power to expand PV manufacturing to Southeast Asia

Buried in Taiwanese PV maker NSP's Q3 results is a statement that the company is moving production capacity to an un-named Southeast Asian nation.


SEIA: TPP will offer advantages for solar

The U.S. solar industry organization says that if passed, the trade deal will generally be positive for solar. SEIA's position is at odds with that of many environmental groups.


Trade case: Taiwan investigates 7 solar manufacturers

Seven solar companies are under investigation in Taiwan

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is reportedly investigating seven local solar manufacturers who have been labeling products made in China as coming from Taiwan, before shipping them to Europe. The companies were fined in...


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