JinkoSolar Holding has provided a calm and unruffled response to the SolarWorld/CASM petition news, stating that the company intends to carry on its manufacturing practices as normal while the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US Department of Commerce (DOC) decide how to respond to the allegations of unfair trading practices on the part of Chinese cell and module manufacturers.
JinkoSolar, recently in the news for a fluoride wastewater leak at its Haining, China cell manufacturing plant, claimed that its adherence to international trade policies is without question and that it is confident in its ability to prove this claim. However, Jinko's recent leak was singled out in the response from the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) as evidence of some Chinese companies' remiss manufacturing and trading standards.
The statement from the company – provided by CEO Kangping Chen – went as follows:
“We are currently in the process of reviewing the petition that was filed. The petition was filed by multiple solar power manufacturers in the U.S. and does not reflect the position of the US Government. We will respond in accordance with ITC & DOC guidelines. As a global company listed on the NYSE, we are confident in our position and are well-prepared to substantiate our strict adherence to fair international trade practices. Until the issue is resolved, we will continue to work with our customers and partners to ensure that our business is conducted as usual.”