27 Mar '12, 10am

Temporary compromise on US-China solar PV trade spat: The US Department of Commerce has set countervailing dutie...

The provisional compromise comes as US attempts to work against imports of subsidised Chinese solar PV modules have led to protests and petitions by the large Chinese manufacturers. The US still reserves a final decision on the not yet decided anti-dumping allegations for May. The basis for the countervailing duties level, is the government subsidies of more than US$30 billion that Chinese manufacturers like Suntech Power, Trina Solar and other companies have already received. Commerce studied 30 state funded programmes from which the Chinese manufacturers benefit financially. Lifted tariffs on all modules The Department of Commerce has, however, lifted tariffs on all solar PV modules, laminates and panels that contain solar cells manufactured in China. Whether the products are imported from China or another country is irrelevant. Daniela Schrieber, Executive Vice Presiden...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/24764/temporary-...

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