Chinese PV imports do threaten Canadian industry - Trade Tribunal
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The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has concluded that the dumping and subsidising of made-in-China solar modules and laminates threaten to cause injury to the Canadian solar industry.
Earlier, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) determined that such China-made solar products have been dumped and subsidised. According to the CITT, no injury to the domestic market has been caused so far, but still Chinese solar imports represent a threat. As a result, they will remain subject to punitive duties.
In June the CBSA made a final determinations of dumping and subsidy. Details on these rates and the previously announced provisional duties are available in the table.
Margin of dumping
Subsidy per Watt
Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu) Inc/Canadian Solar International Ltd
Changzhou Trina Solar Energy
Hefei JA Solar Technology Co Ltd
Jinko Solar Co Ltd
Zhejang Jinko Solar Trading Co Ltd
Renesola Jiangsu Ltd
Wuxi Taichen Machinery & Equipment Co Ltd
Wuxi Suntech Power Co Ltd
All other exporters
The CITT noted that it has excluded from its threat of injury finding 195-W monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) modules made of 72 cells, each cell being no more than 5 inches in width and height. Modules, laminates or thin-film products of below 100 W are also not subject to its inquiry.