Chinese 'raising PV prices' – Conergy

A Conergy rooftop installation

A Conergy rooftop installation

Chinese module-makers have raised their prices for deliveries to the European Union in anticipation of possible anti-dumping or countervailing duties from Brussels, German PV company Conergy said.

“Asian producers are reacting with higher prices already in the run-up [to an EU ruling]”, Conergy CEO Philip Comberg said during a conference call discussing its 2012 results.

Chief operating officer Alexander Gorski claimed Chinese companies in the first quarter of 2013 have already upped their prices by 15% for product they deliver with import duties already paid. Deliveries for which duties have not been pre-paid have come to a virtual standstill, Gorski added.

Companies importing products have the option to buy goods either with duty paid by the foreign company, or to settle import duties themselves later.

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