Press conference by Karel De Gucht, Member of the EC, on the decision to impose provisional anti-dumping measures on imports of solar panels from China
Karel De Gucht, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, gave a press conference following the EC decision to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels, cells and wafers from China. This decision follows a thorough and serious investigation and extended contacts with market players. As the market for and imports of solar panels in the EU is very large, it is important for this duty not to disrupt it. Therefore, a phased approach will be followed with the duty set at 11.8% until 6 August 2013. From August on the duty will be set at the level of 47.6% which is the level required to remove the harm caused by the dumping to the European industry.
Karel De Gucht filmed by the press Reference:P-023432 Date:04/06/2013