PVinsights:The US AntiDumping Duty on China and Taiwan solar products are much higher than expected.

On July 25, 2014, the US DOC (Department of Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the AD (AntiDumping) duty investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan

On July 25, 2014, the US DOC (Department of Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the AD (AntiDumping) duty investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan.


On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America, Inc., a subsidiary company of SolarWorld AG which is Germany C-Si PV cell and module producer, filed a petition complaining that Chinese manufacturers are sidestepping duties imposed in 2012 by using Taiwanese cells to assemble their panels and continuing to flood the US market with unfair prices. The new complaint seeks to close that loophole by extending import anti-dumping duties to also cover panels made with cells from Taiwan.

From this preliminary result released on July 25, 2014 of the US AD on Taiwanese solar players, DOC seems to be totally the same view as SolarWorld America, Inc. mandatory respondents Gintech Energy Corporation and Motech Industries, Inc. received preliminary dumping margins of 27.59 percent and 44.18 percent, respectively. All other producers/exporters in Taiwan received a preliminary dumping margin of 35.89 percent.

EXPORTER/PRODUCER


DUMPING MARGINS

Gintech Energy Corporation


27.59%

Motech Industries, Inc.


44.18%

All Others


35.89%

Source: US DOC / ITC

In the preliminary determination released on July 25, 2014, the US DOC preliminarily determined that certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan have been sold in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 26.33 to 58.87 percent, and 27.59 to 44.18 percent, respectively.

In the China investigation, The US DOC imposed duties of 26.33 percent on imports of subject products made by Trina Solar and five other affiliated companies, 58.87 percent on imports of Renesola/Jinko and 42.33 percent on imports on the 42 others firms listed in the following table and 165.04 percent from the other China-side entity.

EXPORTER


PRODUCER


DUMPING MARGINS


CASH DEPOSITS

Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd.


Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd./Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology Co., Ltd.


26.33%


10.74%

Renesola Jiangsu Ltd./Renesola Zhejiang Ltd./Jinko Solar Co. Ltd./Jinko Solar Import and Export Co., Ltd.


Renesola Jiangsu Ltd./ Jinko Solar Co. Ltd.


58.87%


55.49%

Separate Rate Companies (See the following List)


42.33%


20.38%

Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd.


42.33%


14.03%

China-Wide Entity


165.04%


165.04%

Source: US DOC / ITC

Note: The cash deposit rates account for the applicable export and domestic subsidy rates for China companies, as it is a mandatory respondent in the CVD investigation

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