US imposes 31% anti-dumping tariff on Chinese PV imports

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) would impose anti-dumping tariffs of just over 31% on crystalline silicon PV cells and modules from major Chinese producers, after determining that exporters sold product in the US at "less than fair value".

If the preliminary determination stands, major players Suntech and Trina Solar would receive dumping rates of 31.22% and 31.14%, respectively, with 59 other exporters getting a similar rate of 31.18%, according to the DOC.

All other Chinese producers will face a dumping margin of 249.96%, the DOC says, effectively pricing them out of the US market.

Combined with countervailing duties of 2.9-4.73% announced in March, the tariffs would add an estimated $0.27-0.28 per watt to the delivered cost of Chinese PV equipment, pushing it up to or above that of panels Log in to read complete article.

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