EU 'starts register' of Chinese PV

EU countries have in principle agreed to begin registering PV modules imported from China, according to a press report, which may signal a broader acceptance of anti-dumping or countervailing duties among member states. 

The report, which comes from Reuters and is attributed to anonymous “diplomatic” sources, does not indicate when such registration would begin. The registration of Chinese panels – an idea apparently put forward by the European Commission – would allow for the retroactive imposition of duties. 

The Commission does not need the backing of member states to impose such a registration requirement. However, their formal consent would be taken as a blow against Chinese suppliers, which are lobbying hard to avoid anti-dumping and countervailing duties such as those implemented in the US Log in to read complete article.

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