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Actions against imports into the EU | Brussels, 18 September 2017

Commission finalises the interim review of trade defence measures on solar panels from China

On Saturday 16 September the Commission published a Regulation concluding its interim review of the measures in place on solar panels from China.

Overall, the Commission decided to decrease the minimum import price that is now applied to imported solar panels, with a differentiation applied to various types of solar products. The minimum price will gradually decline, converging towards the world market price.

The revised anti-dumping measures on solar panels from China will strike a better balance between the interests of EU importers and producers of high quality EU products. The sharp decline of the minimum import price for multi-crystalline cells and modules is in the interest of EU installers and large utility companies. However, the slightly higher prices for the high-quality mono-crystalline products will be helpful to EU producers, who are increasingly active in this area.

The minimum import price will, as of 1 October 2017, be:

  • EUR 0.19/W (EUR/Watt) and EUR 0.37/W multi-crystalline cells and modules respectively, and;
  • EUR 0.23/W and EUR 0.42/W for mono-crystalline cells and modules.

Over the course of the next year, these prices will converge towards current world market prices and will, as of 1 July 2018, be:

  • EUR 0.18/W and EUR 0.3/W for multi-crystalline cells and modules respectively, and;
  • EUR 0.21/W and EUR 0.35/W for mono-crystalline cells and modules.

The new minimum import price will enter into force 15 days after adoption (2 October 2017).

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