Canadian Solar, Suntech Power, Trina Solar and Yingli Green’s almost immediate response to the EU anti-dumping complaints has triggered JA Solar’s rebuttal.
Dr. Peng Fang, CEO of JA Solar, said, “JA Solar believes in fair and open trade. As a public company, we conduct all our business transactions in a transparent manner. The imposition of antidumping tariffs on Chinese solar products would be highly damaging to both the European and global solar markets. Strong and fair competition across the global solar market has been the catalyst for rapid innovation and has allowed millions of consumers in Europe and around the world to access clean and affordable renewable energy. We believe that antidumping tariffs would jeopardize the huge progress the industry has made in recent years.”
Dr. Fang continued, “We will cooperate fully with the European authorities in their efforts to conduct their investigation. In the meantime, we will continue to provide our European customers with the high-quality, high-efficiency products they expect from JA Solar.”
Although JA Solar is diving into the Japanese market, the company has reported a 31% year-on-year decline in revenues for the second quarter of this year, which could further decrease should the EU Commission follow in the footsteps of the US Department of Commerce.