China duties for US, Korean poly

China has confirmed it will impose preliminary anti-dumping duties on polysilicon made in the US and South Korea and sold to Chinese PV manufacturers, while leaving European producers off the hook.

The tariffs will range from a slap-on-the-wrist 2.4% for Korea’s OCI to nearly 60% for Pennsylvania-based AE Polysilicon, with US companies generally faring worse than their Korean counterparts.

Hemlock Semiconductor and SunEdison (formerly known as MEMC) will pay 53.7% and 53.3% respectively.

China's ministry of commerce made no mention of EU-based producers in its announcement, dovetailing with reports from earlier this month that the EU would be excluded from the tariffs.

The timing of the decision is important, coming less than three weeks before the European Commission must decide whether to step Log in to read complete article.

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