US ADD on China photovoltaic products “unwarranted” - Trina Solar

21 May 2012 05:24  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Chinese producer Trina Solar has described the imposition of anti-dumping duties (ADD) by the US on photovoltaic (PV) products from China as “unwarranted” and an “impediment” to the growth of the solar energy industry.

The US has announced last week an ADD ranging from 31.14% to 249.96% on PV products from China.

For Trina Solar's products, a 31.14% ADD rate in the US applies.

"We intend to strongly defend with data our position that these duties are unwarranted and serve as an impediment to the broader adoption of solar energy in a time of rising fuel costs,” Mark Kingsley, chief commercial officer of China-based Trina Solar, said in a statement released over the weekend.

“As a forward-thinking global company, we will continue to assess our options to most effectively serve all of our markets, including our growing business in the US," he added.

On 20 March, the US government announced preliminary anti-subsidy duties of 2.90-4.73% for China-made photovoltaic products.

The US imported PV cells and panes from China worth a total of $2.8bn (€2.2bn) in 2011, according to statistics from the China Silicon Industry Association.

($1 = €0.78)

By: Tahir Ikram
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