European Commission continues anti-subsidy investigation on solar panels from China without duties
EU News 360/2013
Brussels, 7 August 2013
The European Commission will not impose provisional measures in the anti-subsidy proceeding concerning solar panels, cells and wafers originating in the People’s Republic of China. The anti-subsidy investigation is running parallel to the EU’s anti-dumping investigation on solar panels and was initiated on 8 November 2012 upon a complaint by the Union industry. The European Commission can, within a period of 9 months, decide to impose provisional anti-subsidy duties. However in this case, the investigation will continue without provisional measures and the Commission will continue working actively on the case in order to arrive to definitive findings that are due at the end of this year.
As any injury to the Union industry has already been removed, at the preliminary stage, by the provisional anti-dumping measures and the price undertaking on the same products, this decision does not have an impact on the protection of the Union industry against unfair trade practices. The decision not to impose any provisional anti-subsidy measures does however not, in any event, prejudice any subsequent decision which may be taken at the definitive stage of this proceeding.
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File Image: Symbolic; Solar energy Date: 27/11/2006 Reference: P-012491/00-01 (C)EU, 2006 URL