This will affect solar energy developers who import Chinese solar products [...]
(PRWEB) January 09, 2013
B2BWebinars.net is pleased to announce its Tariffs on Chinese Photovoltaic Cells webinar, scheduled to take place on January 23, 2013. The 90-minute webinar will addrsess the tariffs proposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce on imports of Chinese crystalline silicone photovoltaic (PV) cells and panels.
The agency’s final ruling is the result of an investigation of dumping by and inappropriate subsidies to Chinese PV cell manufacturers. In the final determination, Commerce found dumping margins ranging from 18.32% to 249.96% and countervailable subsidies ranging from 14.78% to 15.97%.
Dumping occurs when a foreign company sells a product in the U.S. at less than its fair value. Countervailable subsidies are the result of financial assistance from foreign governments that benefit the production of goods by foreign companies.
This will affect solar energy developers who import Chinese solar products because their market prices will likely reflect the tariffs. It will also affect U.S. manufacturers of solar cells because it may help them to better compete with imported solar products.
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has also made its final determination that US industry was harmed by imports of Chinese solar cells. This decision has broad implications for international trade, renewable energy and U.S. manufacturing. Recently, the Obama administration has become increasingly critical of Chinese trade practices.
Commerce is also investigating wind turbine towers and other products from China and is expected to launch new investigations into other Chinese products. The European Union is also investigating whether to impose duties on Chinese solar panel imports. China has struck back by launching an investigation into imports of solar-grade polysilicon from the U.S.
The Tariffs on Chinese Photovoltaic Cells webinar will cover the anti-dumping and countervailing duties and their impact on the solar project development market. Participation is recommended for all those interested in solar energy and its development in the U.S. The panel will be moderated by Jack N. Semrani of Ballard Spahr LLP. Panelists include Nocholas Franco, Sustainability Coordinator of U.S. Energy Service, Inc., Mike Grunow, Marketing Director - Americas of Trinasolar and Jeffrey Swason, Operations Manager - Solar Construction of Tetra Tech.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.b2bwebinars.net/tariffweb or call 818-888-4445.