EC 'to propose' China PV duties

The European Commission is expected to make a preliminary decision on the anti-dumping case in June.

The European Commission is expected to make a preliminary decision on the anti-dumping case in June.

European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht will next week recommend that the EU impose preliminary anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV wafers, cells and modules, according to a press report.

Unnamed sources close to De Gucht, who oversees commercial policy within the European Commission, tell Reuters that he will on 8 May in Brussels formally recommend that the EU move to protect European PV manufacturers.

The Reuters story claims De Gucht’s recommendation is likely to be heeded by EU diplomats, at least in the immediate term.

Some in the industry had speculated that Germany would ultimately be reluctant to support the tariffs given the broader implications for trade with China, despite the devastation of its PV cell and module sectors in recent years Log in to read complete article.

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