As reported in Walker Morris’s recent articles, it was anticipated that the EC, as part of its current investigation into whether Chinese solar panel exporters have been committing injurious dumping, would have introduced the second stage of its anti-dumping tariff (which would have produced duties of up to 67.9 per cent) on all Chinese solar panel imports.
However, on 2 August 2013, in an effort to resolve an anticipated trade war, the EC adopted a decision to accept a price undertaking proposed by China. This, as well as a regulation exempting those participating Chinese companies from the payment of provisional anti-dumping duties, came into force on 6 August 2013.
It has been stressed by the EC that those companies that do not comply with the undertaking will still be due to pay the anti-dumping tariff outlined above…
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