INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
02 Dec 2013 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 13 Feb 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-subsidy

On May 28th, 2015, the European Commission decided to initiate an anti-circumvention investigation on imports of solar panels (crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components) from Chinese Taipei and Malaysia (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/832).
This investigation follows suspicion that the definitive countervailing duty imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1239/2013 dated December 2nd, 2013 on imports of solar panels from China might be circumvented (see measure 5807).
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS codes: ex 8501.3100, ex 8501.3200, ex 8501.3300, ex 8501.3400, ex 8501.6120, ex 8501.6180, ex 8501.6200, ex 8501.6300, ex 8501.6400 and ex 8541.4090.
The complaint was lodged on April 15th, 2015 by SolarWorld AG, an EU producer of the subject good.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/832 also makes imports of solar panels from Chinese Taipei and Malaysia subject to registration for a period of nine months.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/832 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (L 132) on May 29th, 2015.
 
On 13 February 2016, the European Commission decided upon the extension of the countervailing measure imposed on imports of solar panels (crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components) in China to imports of the same products originating in Chinese Taipei and Malaysia (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/184). The rate of the duty is 11.5% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price.
 
On 4 March 2017, the European Commission extended the definitive countervailing duty on imports of subject good from China following the conclusion of the above sunset review, see related measure. The conclusions of this sunset review is additionally extended to imports of the same products originating from Chinese Taipei and Malaysia. The rate of duty imposed on imports of the subject good from Malaysia and Chinese Taipei is 11.5% of the net free-at-Union-frontier price before duty. The duty is in force for a period of 18 months.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8501 Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).
850131 Of an output not exceeding 750 W
850132 Of an output exceeding 750 W but not exceeding 75 kW
850133 Of an output exceeding 75 kW but not exceeding 375 kW
850134 Of an output exceeding 375 kW
850161 Of an output not exceeding 75 kVA
850162 Of an output exceeding 75 kVA but not exceeding 375 kVA
850163 Of an output exceeding 375 kVA but not exceeding 750 kVA
850164 Of an output exceeding 750 kVA
471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
8541 Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezoelectric crystals.
854140 Photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes

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