Department of Commerce imposes dutiesDonnerstag, 02.08.2012 11:26
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on May 18 that it will impose anti-dumping duties for solar products imported from China to re-establish fair competition in the American solar market. The anti-dumping duties range from 31.14 to 249.96 percent depending on the manufacturer. Back in March, the department made the preliminary decision to issue 2.9 to 4.7 percent anti-subsidy duties on Chinese solar products. The two duties are additive. These decisions provide preliminary approval of the SolarWorld AG petition against Chinese export subsidies and dumping prices. The duties apply to solar modules based on crystalline silicon from China. The final judgment on the anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties is expected to be handed down on October 1. Until then, the Department of Commerce will examine questionable subsidies and dumping prices.