trade wars

China, EU Reach Settlement in Solar Energy Module Trade Dispute

July 31, 2013 by Herman Trabish

China, EU Trade Settlement


Chinese and European Commission negotiators have agreed to a minimum price for imported solar modules, a settlement expected to end the threat of a China-European Union solar trade war. The agreed settlement price was 0.56 euro cents per watt.[read more]

EU Tariffs on China Solar Panels Loom as Talks Fail

May 29, 2013 by Herman Trabish

EU-China solar trade war?

The tariffs will average 47.6 percent and will affect 100-plus Chinese manufacturers found by an EC investigation to have been involved in dumping solar products at market-breaking low prices in the European Union.[read more]

Solar Energy Industries Association Responds to China Trade Dispute

May 22, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Solar Energy Industries Association

There is clear evidence that disputes within one segment of the industry affect the entire solar supply chain. What’s more, they cause a ripple effect throughout the economies of the United States, Asia and Europe.[read more]

The Fight Against Chinese Green Mercantilism Continues

December 5, 2012 by Clifton Yin

Last month, the United States International Trade Commission voted to uphold tariffs on solar panels imported from China. The Commerce Department had imposed the tariffs earlier this year in response to China’s heavy subsidization of domestic solar PV manufacturers. However, while the move is welcome, it is important to recognize that is...[read more]

Solar Trade War With China Goes Global

July 27, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Its mission statement doesn’t mention China, but there’s no doubt as to what brought together the 20 or so companies that comprise the new trade group EU ProSun: The flood of Chinese solar products into Europe that has pushed a growing number of companies to and over the financial brink.Pulled together by the German company SolarWorld,...[read more]

First Solar, Now Wind: US Hits China With Tower Tariffs

May 31, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

image via The Weather Channel

Two weeks after hitting Chinese solar manufacturers with tough new duties, the U.S. is bringing down the hammer on wind turbine tower manufacturers from China.The United States today said it had made a preliminary determination that Chinese producers/exporters have received government subsidies ranging from 13.74 percent to 26.00 percent...[read more]

The Art of PV War

May 18, 2012 by Nigel Morris

The U.S. Department of Commerce today handed down it’s preliminary report on alleged dumping by Chinese solar manufacturers in the US market.The landmark findings handed down concluded that Chinese manufacturers were guilty of dumping solar cells and panels into the U.S. market, and imposed preliminary margins of 31.14 %...[read more]

Which Side Of The Solar Trade Wars Are You On?

January 10, 2012 by Marc Gunther

Should we worry about Chinese government subsidies to its solar industry? Or send the Chinese a thank-you note? A group of seven US-based manufacturers of solar panels is alarmed. These manufacturers, led by Solar World, a German firm with a plant in Oregon, filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission, which...[read more]