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On 05.05.2015, the European Commission published a notice launching a partial interim review. The review concerns the definitive anti-dumping duties currently in force on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and key components thereof (cells) originating in or shipped from the People’s Republic of China.

The investigation concerns the fixed minimum price

The partial interim review follows an application by the EU ProSun association of EU manufacturers. This application is limited to the benchmark used as a basis for the price adjustment mechanism under the commitments made.

Under the price commitment adopted by the Commission so far, the minimum import price for solar modules is adjusted quarterly on the basis of the international spot prices – including Chinese prices – of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules as shown in the Bloomberg database.

The Commission considers that the complainant has provided sufficient evidence that the circumstances in which the current benchmark was accepted have changed permanently. As many Chinese companies are now active in the market, the price shown in the benchmark may no longer be representative.

Investigation procedures and participation of interested parties.

The present investigation is expected to be completed within 15 months. In doing so, the Commission invites all interested parties to submit their views and relevant evidence. However, this should be done within 37 days of publication of the notice.

For further information and for assistance in participating in the investigation procedure, please contact us
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