Latest trade case headlines

Chinese module prices in US may increase 20%

Yingli PV module production

Further duties on modules assembled in China and on Taiwanese solar components would increase U.S. pricing as firms pass added costs onto customers or outsource production to higher-cost regions, according to GTM Research.


Waiting for lower module prices: Is the minimum import price reduction already making an impact?

Martin Schachinger

The answer has to be yes! Many Asian manufacturers are already openly discussing price cuts, which had, however, already been gradually introduced some time ago -- but more on that later.


EU lowers Chinese PV import volume

European Commission

In responding to lower installation forecasts in Europe, Brussels has reduced the import volume for photovoltaic manufacturers from China from 7 to 5.8 GW this year.


US, India fail to reach agreement

AEG manufacturing in India.

The two countries are on the verge of a WTO dispute over Indian domestic content requirements. The US will reportedly make a decision once details of the next batch of the National Solar Mission are released.


EU to cut minimum China module price to €0.53/W

Suntech Chinese PV modules.

pv magazine understands that the new minimum price set by the EU is set to fall from €0.56/W to €0.53/W by April 1.


Chinese PV exports to Europe fell 62% in 2013

China flag.

Figures from the China Chamber of Commerce confirm China-European business revenues down by $3.7bn last year.


Suntech Singapore facing financial sanctions after payment default

Suntech solar PV module during production stages.

The Singapore arm of Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has also had its equity interest in a core subsidiary frozen by Shanghai's People's Court as liquidators move in.


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