Reaction to Europe ending MIP on Chinese solar imports

With Europe to end the Minimum Import Prices (MIPs) on Chinese imports of solar cells and modules today, following a European Commission announcement late last week, PV Tech gathered initial responses from the industry.

EU calls time on Chinese anti-dumping duties

The European Union has officially elected not to extend anti-dumping duties against panels imported from China, with the minimum import price now ceasing to exist from midnight Monday 3 September 2018.

MIP replacement approved

The European Commission has approved replacing the current Minimum Import Price (MIP) for module imports from China with a new reduced price on a sliding scale mechanism, despite receiving almost negligible support from member states.

Yingli withdraws from MIP

Technically bankrupt manufacturer Yingli has withdrawn from the European minimum import price (MIP) agreement.

US government initiates investigation into Suniva’s trade complaint

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has elected to launch an investigation into Suniva’s trade complaint under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act. The body will decide whether to raise import prices on modules as per the bankrupt module manufacturer’s request.

IHS: Suniva petition puts US PV demand at risk

Suniva’s petition to the US International Trade Commission (ITC) puts PV demand at risk by the uncertainty created among investors and the global supply chain, argues market research firm IHS Markit.