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Australia Concludes PV Dumping from China “Negligible”

published: 2015-04-07 19:52

Australia has announced its conclusion for anti-dumping investigation against alleged dumping of certain crystalline silicon PV modules/panels or goods from China. In the statement of essential facts (SEF) related to the Anti-Dumping Commission’s (the Commission’s) investigation into allegations by Tindo Manufacturing Pty Ltd (Tindo) that certain PV products dumped from China has caused injury to the nation’s PV industry, the Commission determined that the dumping margin is so small that it is “negligible” and further investigation will be terminated.

On February 2nd, 2014, Tindo lodged an application requesting that the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science (the Parliamentary Secretary) publish a dumping duty notice in respect of certain PV modules or panels exported to Australia from China. Australia’s Anti-Dumping Commission was satisfied and started investigation.

The Commission started investigating in 2014 and has announced its conclusion of the investigation. According to the SEF, the Commission has found that “PV modules/panels exported from China from July 1st 2012 to December 31st 2013 (the investigation period) were exported at dumped prices, but the injury to the Australian industry or the hindrance to the establishment of an Australian injury that has been, or may be, caused by those exports is negligible.”

The Commission found the following dumping margins:

Source: Anti-Dumping Commission. 

The SEF reads, the Commission has found that, during the investigation period, the Australian PV industry experienced injury in the form of lost sales volume, price depression, price suppression, and reduced profit and profitability. However, the Commission determined that the size of the dumping margins is too small to cause severe injury to the Australian PV industry.

As a result, the Commissioner concludes the dumping margins are negligible and proposed to terminate the investigation.

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