JinkoSolar commented on the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) preliminary decision on its countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain crystalline silicon PV products from China.
The DOC's preliminary findings determined that producers and exporters in China will be subject to a countervailing subsidy rate ranging from 18.56% to 35.21%. According to the findings, JinkoSolar will be subject to a preliminary subsidy rate of 26.89%; at the mid-point of the range.
"We are disappointed to see the DOC's preliminary decision and believe that this will have a negative impact on the solar industry and will ultimately end up hurting US customers and US solar jobs the most," commented Mr. Xiande Li, Chairman of JinkoSolar. "Ill-conceived trade barriers such as these only aid in reducing the competitiveness of solar energy against other forms of power generation. JinkoSolar has fully cooperated with the relevant authorities throughout the investigation and will continue to do so in the hope that international trade and fair competition will eventually prevail. While we respect the DOC's decision, we strongly disagree with it. With a balanced and geographically diverse customer base, the tariffs are unlikely to have a significant impact on our entire business. We will continue to actively serve our customers in the US while we seek out other growth opportunities."