Solar industry: Cancellation of commitments

By Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/941, the European Commission revoked the acceptance of commitments offered by two Chinese manufacturers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components thereof (cells). The products of these producers are therefore subject to the general anti-dumping and countervailing duties. Affected importers in the EU should be prepared for this.

Revocation of the obligation at the request of the manufacturer

The two Chinese producers whose commitments have been withdrawn are the following companies:

  • BYD (SHANGLUO) Industrial Co LTD. and its affiliate in VA China and the Union, to which the following common TARIC additional code applied: B871
  • Ylingi Energy (CHINA) Co LTD. and its affiliates in VA China and the Union, to which the following common TARIC additional code applied: B797

The undertakings were withdrawn at the request of manufacturers who had just withdrawn their undertakings.

EU importers should pay attention to revocation

Importers resident in the European Union would be well advised to take the two revocations into account. Since the beginning of June 2017, the general anti-dumping and countervailing duties on photovoltaic modules and cells originating in China apply to imports of these two producers’ products. The coding of the TARIC additional codes B871 and B797 is also omitted.

O&W Attorneys at Law have been advising clients on anti-dumping duties on solar modules from China for years. We answer your questions about the revocation of obligations and their consequences.

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