EU starts new probe as China mulls US PV tariff impact

The European Commission (EC) has today formally taken up an anti-subsidy investigation into PV wafers, cells and modules made in China, following its launch of a separate anti-dumping inquiry in September.

News of yet another front in the multiplying global trade dispute over solar equipment came as analysts weighed the impact of the final word from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on America’s tariffs on Chinese PV exports.

In terms of the overall value of the imports in question, today’s move by Brussels is the largest anti-subsidy complaint the European Commission has looked at to date, with €21bn ($26.8bn) of Chinese PV products sold into the EU last year.

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