China silent over polysilicon dumping

China appears to have delayed its preliminary decision on alleged dumping of polysilicon by international manufacturers.

Local reports had suggested the result would be announced today, but a foreign ministry spokesman told a media briefing in Beijing that there is “no exact date” for the investigation outcome to be released.

The news will “probably” be announced in March, according to the 21 Century Business Herald newspaper, citing an informed source. It added that the main reason for the delay was the Chinese New Year holiday, which finished this weekend.

Chinese polysilicon producers claim that low-priced imports have hurt the domestic industry and led to local bankruptcies.

After four of the country’s largest manufacturers lobbied the government for a probe into Log in to read complete article.

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