Conclusion of Review of 2012’s Antidumping Postponed

published: 2015-05-12 16:17 | editor: | category: News

The U.S. Department of Commerce is conducting a new shipper review (NSR) of the anti-dumping duties imposed on certain crystalline silicon PV cells imported from China. The final ruling of the review was originally scheduled to be announced in late April to early May, yet the Department decided to postpone the announcing date for 90 days.

According to a notice by the International Trade Administration on April 21st, 2015, the NSR covers the anti-dumping duty order on crystalline silicon PV cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The NSR covers one exporter and producer of subject merchandise, Hengdian Group DMEGC Magnetics Co., Ltd. (DMEGC). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2013, through May 31, 2014. The Department preliminarily determines that DMEGC's sale to the United States was not bona fide; therefore, the Department are preliminarily rescinding this NSR. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review.

The Department published a notice of initiation of a NSR of the anti-dumping duties on solar cells from China and subsequently issued questionnaires to DMEGC and reviewed timely responses thereto. The Department extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of this review until April 7, 2015. However, the Department intends to issue the final results of this NSR no later than 90 days after the date these preliminary results are issued pursuant to certain section of the Tariff Act of 1930.

As DMEGC is covered in the investigation scope, the Department finds that the sale made by DMEGC to the United States is not a bona fide sale, and the factual information could be a violation to Bona Fide Sale Analysis Memorandum.

Further review will still be conducted.

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