EU Anti Dumping Timeline


EU anti-dumping investigation

The European Commission initiated anti-dumping proceedings against Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers, including panels and their key components, on September 6, 2012, at the behest of EU ProSun. Below is a timeline of events and related news.

July 25, 2012EU ProSun, led by SolarWorld, files anti-dumping complaint.
September 6, 2012EU launches Chinese anti-dumping PV investigation.
March 5, 2013Chinese PV modules must register in EU.
May 8, 2013EU plans provisional average AD duties of 47% on Chinese PV imports
June 6, 2013The Commission must issue its provisional findings by June 6, 2013. There are three possible scenarios: (i) Impose provisional anti-dumping duties (normally for a six months period); (ii) Continue the investigation without imposing provisional duties; or (iii) Terminate the investigation.
December 5, 2013The Council is legally obliged to take a decision on the imposition of any definitive measures within 15 months of the investigation being started. In the present case, it would be before December 5, 2013. The final findings will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.