Canada issues ruling on anti-dumping case, final duties set

Having ruled on Friday, July 3, that "dumping and subsidization is threatening to injure the domestic Canadian industry," the CITT has announced final anti-dumping tariffs for a number of Chinese solar PV companies. The duties will be in effect for a period of five years, starting from July 4.

Affected by the ruling are Chinese crystalline and thin film solar PV products with a power output not exceeding 100 W. An exception has been made to 195 W monocrystalline photovoltaic modules, comprised of 72 monocrystalline cells, if each cell is no more than 5 inches in width and height.

The table below lists the final margins of dumping and subsidy amounts by exporter. The final column contains the provisional duties applied to the companies in question during the investigation.

A spokeswoman from Canada Border Services Agency told pv magazine that while the final duties remain confidential, and are only shared with the affected companies, they have generally come down from the provisional duties set in March. She added that the provisional duties taken during the period of investigation will be refunded, as no material injury was found.

Exporter

Margin of dumping

Amount of subsidy/W (RMB)

Provisional duty payable

Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu) Inc. & Canadian Solar International Limited

82.3%

0.014

174.2%

Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd

120.5%

0.018

126.5%

Hefei JA Solar Technology Co. Ltd

48.4%

0.011

50.6%

JinkoSolar Co. Ltd

112.6%

0.028

111.8%

Zhejiang JinkoSolar Trading Co. Ltd

115.9%

0.046

115.9%

Renesola Jiangsu Ltd

9.3%

0.0003

9.14%

Wuxi Taichen Machinery & Equipment Co. Ltd

25.9%

0.074

27.7%

Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd

154.4%

0.032

202.5%

All other exporters

154.4%

0.340

286.1%

An investigation was initiated by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency on December 5, 2014, following a complaint alleging injurious dumping and subsidizing on October 1 by Eclipsall Manufacturing Corp., Heliene Inc., Silfab Solar Inc. and Solgate Inc. Provisional duties were then imposed in March 2015.

A statement of reasons from the latest July 3 ruling is set to be issued within 15 days. pv magazine has contacted the affected companies for comment.

Canadian Solar responded, saying the decision will not affect its Canadian business. "As we have a module factory in Canada, with 500 MW production capacity per year, most of our modules supplied to Canada markets are produced locally," said the spokesperson. JinkoSolar refused to comment, meanwhile.