US probes China/Taiwan PV imports

The US Commerce Department says it has begun an anti-dumping duty investigation of imports of certain crystalline silicon PV products from China and Taiwan in response to a petition from SolarWorld Industries America.

It also initiated a countervailing duty probe on the same products from China.

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on or before 14 February.

If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports from China and/or Taiwan, materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, the investigations will continue.

The Commerce Department then would make its preliminary determinations for a countervailing duty in March and an anti-dumping duty in June.

In November 2012, the ITC found that Chinese PV imports were injuring Log in to read complete article.

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