EU probes China solar panel dumping claims

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Series Details 6.9.12
Publication Date 06/09/2012
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DG Trade of the European Commission opened a formal investigation on the 6 September 2012 into Chinese solar panel manufacturers.

The investigation will examine whether or not the companies violated trade rules by dumping their products, or selling them below cost, on the EU market.

Depending on the outcome, it could result in punitive tariffs being imposed on the Chinese products. The case had moved to the top of the EU-China agenda, embodying growing trade tensions.

Related Links
ESO: Background information: Solar-panel makers widen China battle
Website: Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (Afase)
European Commission; DG Trade: Tackling unfair trade: trade defence: Anti-dumping
BBC News, 6.9.12: China solar panel imports investigated by European Union
Deutsche Welle, 6.9.12: China criticizes EU solar dumping probe,,16222414,00.html
Deutsche Welle, 31.8.12: Merkel urges China to avoid solar cell clash,,16211369,00.html
European Commission: RAPID: MEMO/12/647: EU initiates anti-dumping investigation on solar panel imports from China
Website: EU ProSun
EUObserver, 7.9.12: Little enthusiasm for EU probe into China solar panels
EUObserver, 11.9.12: Dossier: Solar Energy

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