Global PV Trade Cases


Global PV trade cases

Since a SolarWorld-led coalition filed an anti-dumping (AD) and anti-subsidy (CVD) complaint with the U.S. Department of Commerce in October of 2011, a host of trade cases have been instigated across the world. To help you navigate the topic, pv magazine has compiled a list of resources, conducted interviews and reported on the latest developments. Click on the following links to find out more.






The analyst


“Antidumping duties do not change anything as far as the structural problem of small and medium-sized manufacturers are concerned.”

Both companies and politicians are currently concerned with the question as to how duties will affect the market. Henning Wicht, director and analyst at IHS Global GmbH anticipates a scenario wherein prices for Chinese Tier 1 and Tier 2 modules will increase from €0.45 to €0.65 cents/W, with a decline of a gigawatt when it comes to installations in Germany.

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The legal expert


“There are no automatic duties.”

Christian Tietje, Professor for Commercial Law at the University of Halle: The idea behind mandatory registration is to prevent importers from warehousing Chinese commodities during the term of the investigation procedure in order to be able to then subsequently introduce them to the market without having to pay customs duties in the event of a decision in favor of antidumping duties.

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