PV products suffered the U.S. “anti-dumping” stick the
Yiwu solar exports to emerging markets mainly affected
Aloft by the United States to the Chinese PV products of countervailing and anti-dumping “against” big rod, and finally slowly whereabouts. U.S. Department of Commerce announced on March 20th, preliminary results of countervailing duty investigation of photovoltaic products, countervailing duty on imports from China of solar panels set up to 4.73 percent, the lowest was 2.90%.
After three postponed the final announcement of this result, the industry took a deep breath. After all, this result is far better than the worst expected – up to 100% of tariff rates.
Commission by letter of the person in charge, Yiwu, a small number of the Yiwu solar manufacturing companies, products, domestic sale and export to the international emerging markets mainly Americans picked up the “dual” big stick, solar energy companies in Yiwu.
“Dual” big stick slowly whereabouts
U.S. imposition of countervailing duties to China’s solar photovoltaic companies from the United States are upset. According to statistics, in 2011, U.S. imports from China, value of solar panels in a substantial increase to $ 3.12 billion, the U.S. solar market differentiation trend, due to the excess supply of U.S. local solar panel manufacturers into the plight of product prices plummeted.
Solar panels levy appeal on October 19 last year, 7 PV companies in the United States to the United States government demanded that the U.S. imports from China more than 100 percent tariff, accused the Chinese PV products to the U.S. dumping, and to accept a substantial government subsidies.
Experts predict that the U.S. Department of Commerce will be published in June and a final determination of countervailing duties on Chinese PV products. Before the commencement of the countervailing duty, the U.S. International Trade Commission U.S. PV companies need to prove that indeed been an infringement of the Chinese PV products.
Trade protection dog in the manger
The preliminary results clearly lower than expected.
Nevertheless, the community still expressed dissatisfaction with the ruling. China’s Ministry of Commerce, criticized the investigation of PV products in China is a performance of “trade protectionism”, while the solar panel manufacturers in China and their customers in the United States, warned: “The anti-dumping duties will lead to some of the U.S. consumer to bear the economic losses, while some workers will be unemployed. ”
The U.S. “double reverse stick moves light than expected, the market still worried about. Insiders said that although this may lead to solar equipment manufacturers in China to shift overseas production capacity, but relative to the renewable energy industry, the U.S. government’s decision on the trade negotiations between China and the United States, the two largest economies will will have a greater impact.
Yiwu enterprises are little affected
Yiwu enterprises affected. “Yiwu Commission by letter of the economy operating chief of Jinbin Feng Yiwu is currently a small number of solar manufacturing companies, production applications, the foreign trade products are mostly exported to Africa, Southeast Asia and other international emerging markets.
Zhejiang Golden Jubilee Solar Equipment Co., Ltd. is located in Beiyuan is a professional manufacturer of solar power systems, street lighting system, private enterprises, the company general manager Jin Yang Hui, told reporters: “We produce solar power within the system contains solar panels, but we the export of the system, and we export mainly to Africa, the Middle East, South America and other emerging markets, solar products sold in the U.S. and European markets basic, preliminary results for the United States ‘dual’ of our business temporarily affected. ”
Although the United States on China solar impose preliminary countervailing duty, Yiwu, but the industry it is recommended that when the face of international trade barriers, especially Europe and the United States the so-called “dual”, be sure to take measures to cope with. Meanwhile, enterprises should actively explore diversified international markets, to prevent the hang of the “tree”