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Case R677 - Solar panels

  • Type: New Exporter Review, Article 11(4)
  • Countries investigated: Malaysia

Timeframe and key steps

Initiation stage Provisional stage Definitive stage
Date of initiation Return questionnaire replies 1 Provisional Measures (PM) 2 Return comments on disclosure/PM 3 Return comments on final disclosure 4 Definitive Measures 5
07 November 2017 05 January 2018 Not applicable Not applicable 28 June 2018 04 August 2018




  1. After publication of the Notice of Initiation (see pdf.) importers/exporters, Community industry, users/consumers can register as interested parties following which they receive questionnaires. Questionnaire responses/comments or requests for hearings need to be submitted within this deadline to the Commission services. Only interested parties have access to the non-confidential file of the case.
  2. Latest date for entry into force of provisional measures (9 months from initiation). If imposed, these measures have a maximum duration of 6 months in the case of an antidumping investigation and 4 months in the case of an antisubsidy investigation. Interested parties can submit comments on PM. Interested parties who have co-operated in the proceedings can submit comments to the disclosure letter following its transmission to them.
  3. Latest date for interested parties to submit comments on PM or disclosure letter.
  4. Latest date for parties which have co-operated in the proceedings to submit comments on the final disclosure letter following its transmission to them.
  5. Latest date to publish the imposition of definitive measures or the termination of the proceedings in the Official Journal of the European Union in the case of initial investigations. Measures will normally be imposed for a period of five years with the possibility to request a review of the measures at the earliest one year after imposition. In the case of other types of investigations (e.g. reviews), this is an indicative date for the conclusion of the investigation.