ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Jul 2012
In July 2012, the government of China initiated a new anti-subsidy investigation and a definitive duty was imposed in January 2014. In January 2019, a sunset review was initiated and the definitive duty was extended for a new period in January 2020.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China, Chinese Version Available:
WTO, Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures - Semi-annual report under article 25.11 of the Agreement - China, 28 January 2015, Document G/SCM/N/281/CHN: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=230956,230275,227578,135564,135369,130064,126962,122934,122280,120167&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=6&FullTextHash=
Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China , Announcement 4 of 2014: 20144 , Chinese version: http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/e/201401/20140100466559.shtml
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 3 of 2019, issued on 18 January 2019, 商务部公告2019年第3号 关于对原产于美国的进口太阳能级多晶硅反补贴措施进行期终复审调查的立案公告: http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/c/201901/20190102828115.shtml
Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, MOFCOM Announcement No. 2 of 2020, issued on 19 January 2020, 商务部公告2020年第2号 关于对原产于美国的进口太阳能级多晶硅反补贴措施期终复审裁定的公告: http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/c/202001/20200102931616.shtml
On 20 July 2012, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China released the Notice NO.41 (2012), announcing the initiation of CVD investigation on the Solar-Grade Polysilicon from the US. The HS code in question is 2804.6190.
On 16 September 2013, the Chinese authorities imposed a provisional duty on the subject good from the United States. The rate of duty is 6.5%. Some companies may be exempt from this countervailing duty.
On 20 January 2014, the Chinese authorities imposed a definitive duty on imports of the subject good from the United States. The rate of duty is 2.1%. A number of companies are exempt from this countervailing duty.
On 20 January 2019, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China initiated a sunset review of the definitive countervailing duty imposed on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from the United States. This follows the application lodged on 16 November 2018 by a number of domestic companies. The definitive duty will remain in force for the duration of the review. The announcement initiating the sunset review was issued on 18 January 2019.
On 20 January 2020, the Chinese authorities extended the definitive anti-subsidy duty on imports of solar-grade polysilicon from the United States following the conclusion of a sunset review. The rate of duty is 2.1%. The duty is in force for a period of five years. The announcement extending the definitive duty was issued on 19 January 2020.