SolarWorld aims to close China PV loophole with new petitions
Post date: 06/01/2014
SolarWorld Industries Americas Inc., the US subsidiary of German module manufacturer SolarWorld AG, has filed new antidumping and anti-subsidy petitions against Chinese solar manufacturers with the US International Trade Commission and the US Department of Commerce. Through the petitions, SolarWorld aims to close a loophole that it says allows module manufacturers from China and Taiwan to circumvent trade remedies imposed by the US in December 2012.
The loophole, SolarWorld argues, enables Chinese producers to evade duties averaging about 31% by assembling modules from cells manufactured in third countries. As a result, the company says, »China has continued to improprerly subsidize its export-intensive campaign and sell below production costs in the US market to seize market share.«