ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Dec 2013

In December 2013, the European Commission initiated a new anti-subsidy investigation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



European Commission, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/832 (28.05.2015), initiating an investigation concerning the possible circumvention of countervailing measures imposed by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1239/2013 on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells) originating in or consigned from the People's Republic of China by imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components (i.e. cells) consigned from Malaysia and Taiwan, whether declared as originating in Malaysia and Taiwan or not, and making such imports subject to registration, Official Journal of the European Union, 29.05.2015, L 132, from p. L 132/53:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_132_R_0006&from=EN

Official Journal of the European Union, Case No. AD622: Notice No. 2016/184 of 12 February 2016: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:JOL_2016_037_R_0004&from=EN

Official Journal of the European Union, Case R630: Notice No. 2017/366 of 1 March 2017, published on 3 March 2017: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32017R0366&from=EN


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.

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