The Australian government has officially terminated an anti-dumping investigation into crystalline silicon PV modules imported from China.
After recommending the likely termination of the investigation back in April, Australia’s anti-dumping commissioner, Dale Seymour, yesterday published an official notification of his decision to throw the case out.
The case was originally lodged by Australian manufacturer, Tindo Solar, last May.
Although the investigation did find evidence of dumping of Chinese modules in Australia, the commissioner concluded that the injury caused to Australia’s own manufacturing industry was “negligible”.
This was partly due to the fact Tindo manufactures AC modules, which are not in direct competition with the largely DC modules imported by Chinese suppliers.
The Australian Solar Council said it welcomed this “common sense conclusion” to the case.
Tindo has 30 days within which to appeal against the commissioner's decision.