EU, China due to discuss PV row

Karel de Gucht is expected to announce action

Karel de Gucht is due to meet China's commerce minister

EU trade commissioner Karel de Gucht is slated to discuss the PV equipment dispute with Chinese minister of commerce Gao Hucheng on the sidelines of a meeting in Beijing on Friday.

“It is important to underline that the EU's ambition remains to find an amicable solution as soon as possible, but I should also stress that discussions have only just begun and therefore we are still at a very early stage in the negotiation process," EU trade spokesman John Clancy said in a statement.

De Gucht is traveling to Beijing for the annual EU-Joint Committee with China. While the PV dispute will not be discussed within the official framework of the meeting, it is “expected” that the trade commissioner and China’s trade minister “will Log in to read complete article.

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