China unveils anti-subsidy tariffs on US solar polysilicon
Sep 16, 2013 - The Ministry of Commerce of China said today that from September 20 it would introduce anti-subsidy levies of up to 6.5% for two US importers of solar-grade polysilicon.
The two companies that were hit with tariffs are polysilicon makers AE Polysilicon Corp and Hemlock Semiconductor Corp, which is comprised of joint ventures formed by Dow Corning, Shin-Etsu Handotai and Mitsubishi Materials (TYO:5711).
Just two months ago, China’s Commerce Ministry said it would impose preliminary anti-dumping duties of between 53.3% and 57% on solar-grade polysilicon imports from the US from July 24 onwards. The company list then was longer.
China initiating the anti-dumping investigation last year was seen as a response to the US Department of Commerce's move to impose anti-dumping duties of between 31% and 249.96% on imports of China-made solar panels and cells. European solar-grade polysilicon importers are also being investigated for dumping in China.