EU glass-makers join PV trade row

The fair-trade stand-off between Europe and China took another twist when a group claiming to represent EU-based makers of specialist glass used in PV systems said it has filed its own dumping complaint in Brussels.

A body called EU ProSun Glass says its members have suffered from Chinese rivals dumping solar glass products at below-cost in the European market to offset the “incredible overcapacity” they have built up in China itself, and wants the European Commission to investigate.

"While EU demand for solar glass increased less than 5% between 2010 and 2012, unfairly priced deliveries of solar glass from China more than tripled during the same time period," it claims.

Ulrich Frei, president of the body, says: “Of course, this means that the Chinese producers are incurring heavy Log in to read complete article.

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