24 Feb '15, 3pm

The Chinese Viewpoint: What Solar Manufacturers Plan To Do about the US Trade Rulings

The Chinese Viewpoint: What Solar Manufacturers Plan To Do about the US Trade Rulings

The DOC also determined that the crystalline silicon PV products from Taiwan were sold in the U.S. at dumping margins ranging from 11.45 percent to 27.55 percent. The investigation is a further move by the US in restricting China's exports of solar PV products into the U.S. after the DOC imposed tariffs of 29.18 percent to 254.66 percent on Chinese solar PV cells in December 2012. To address the challenges from the investigations and the resulting high tariffs, Chinese solar firms decided to relocate their manufacturing facilities and marketing channels to countries other than China and invest in acquiring foreign (non-Chinese) high-tech solar PV companies. In addition, they have shifted from low-cost production to proprietary technology-oriented acquisitions. Industry analysts indicated that the "offshoring" of production will help Chinese solar firms circumvent the trade...

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