DOC releases final numbers on China solar modules

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has released its final determinations in the anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into solar cells imported from China.

The DOC has determined that Chinese producers and exporters have sold solar cells in the U.S. at dumping margins ranging from 18.32 percent to 249.96 percent. Additionally, the DOC determined that Chinese producers and exporters have received countervailable subsidies of 14.78 percent to 15.97 percent.

Suntech received a final anti-dumping rate of 31.73 percent. Trina Solar received a final anti-dumping rate of 18.32 percent. Fifty-nine other companies received an antidumping duty rate of 25.96 percent and a countervailing duty of 15.24 percent.

Should Yingli Green Energy export modules or cells produced entirely in China to the U.S., they would be part of the separate rates group, and would be subject to an anti-dumping tariff of 15.42 percent (after the required reduction in the rate to avoid double counting of anti-subsidy tariffs). These rates are lower than what was proposed in the preliminary decision. All others received a rate of 249.96 percent.

“Prior to these trade cases, the U.S. and Chinese solar industries enjoyed a strong, productive working relationship. For both sides to succeed going forward, we must return to our collaborative roots at both the industry and government levels,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.

“We are gratified that the scope of today’s decision is limited only to solar cells made in China and that the Department did not significantly increase the tariff from its preliminary decision in May,” said Jigar Shah, president of the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will determine in early November whether U.S. manufacturers have been harmed by Chinese imports. If the ITC does decide injury has occurred, tariffs imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department would continue. In retaliation, China in May filed a complaint against U.S. subsidies that affected over $7 billion worth of Chinese products.

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