EU PV group urges tariffs 'no'

The European Commission is weighing its verdict on Chinese imports

The European Commission is weighing its verdict on Chinese imports

More than 1,000 “representatives" of the EU PV industry have sent an open letter to key European Commissioners, arguing that tariffs on Chinese PV kit would, on balance, be damaging to the broader EU solar sector.

The letter, orchestrated by the lobbying group Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE), is the latest salvo in the battle over whether Europe will follow the US in imposing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy penalties on China-made PV products.

It comes several months before an initial response from the Commission is expected, and follows closely on the heels of the bankruptcy of Chinese solar giant Suntech and the decision of Germany’s Bosch to exit the PV game, raising tensions even higher.

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