EU imposes definitive measures on Chinese solar panels


The Council of the European Union has adopted the Regulations imposing definitive anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on imports of solar panels and cells from China yesterday. The European Commission itself has announced that it has adopted a Decision confirming the undertakings even though these undertakings should be adjusted now so that wafers are not covered by them and most likely to accept undertakings from around 20 additional Chinese exporters. The two Regulations and the Decision must now be published in the EU Official Journal by 5 December 2013 for entry into force by the deadline of 6 December 2013.

These duties and undertakings will be implemented for two years, starting on the day following publication.

Chinese exporters that participated in the undertaking are exempted from paying the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.

EU producers or exporters and importers of Chinese panels and cells can request a review of the duties or undertakings but only after one year has lapsed since their entry into force. The European Commission at its own initiative or at the request of an EU Member State can launch such review at an earlier stage.

Please find here a link to the European Commission’s press release.