Latest trade case headlines
The organization that spearheaded opposition to the EU's anti-dumping case against Chinese PV manufacturers is joining the SETI Alliance following resolution of the trade dispute.
German law firm Rödl & Partner has pointed out importers will be liable to pay duties on any Chinese-made mislabelled solar products. The warning follows last week's definitive EU verdict.
Chinese module maker Trina welcomes the EU anti dumping and anti subsidy decision. Trina is one of the signatories to the deal thrashed out by Karel de Gucht.
As expected, the EU has effectively announced the summer trade deal will be used as a panacea for its subsidy and dumping investigations. EU manufacturers are sure to be disappointed by the announcement.
The provisional duties vary between 17.1% and 42.1% depending on each Chinese company's cooperation with the investigation. The tariffs are due to take effect tomorrow, Nov. 28.
NPD Solarbuzz says rising demand and falling wafer and poly production costs are good news all round. Tier 1 suppliers are continuing to drive down production costs.
The EU's Joint Research Center says three metals used in the solar industry are at risk of shortages. China's stranglehold of raw materials could mean problems ahead for Europe.
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