The U.S. International Trade Committee (ITC) will postpone the determination of anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) investigation in certain crystalline silicon PV products from China and Taiwan. It was previously announced that the final determination of CVD would be announced on October 3rd.
Led by SolarWorld, Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) petitioned for the second phase investigation in certain PV products imported from China and Taiwan on the very last day of 2013. CASM accused that China and Taiwan, which was recognized as the third-party PV provider of Chinese manufacturers, dumped PV products to the U.S. and injured domestic PV industry. ITC officially filed the case in February and U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) started investigation. In June, DOC unveiled the preliminary determination to AD/CVD. Chinese manufacturers were imposed on CVD duties rating 18.56~35.21% and AD duties from 26.33% to 165.04%, while Taiwanese makers were met by duties ranging from 20.86% to 27.59%.
In the fact sheets of DOC’s announcement to preliminary determination, it was planned for ITC to announce the final determination of AD duties on October 3rd. Yet, EnergyTrend found that the procedure will be extended to January, 2015.
ITC’s website lists the “Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from China and Taiwan” case in the active investigation and identifies the case as in the final phase. The new time table shows that ITC will return to questionnaires on October 14th. Hearing and other necessary procedures will be conducted before the scheduled date of end, January 30th, 2015.