A decision over antidumping penalties that target Chinese solar module imports into the US has been delayed by a month, according to a Bloomberg report. Initially, February 13 was earmarked for a determination of penalties by the US Commerce Department, but more time was said to be needed for analysis.
Two investigations are ongoing after SolarWorld filed a complaint in October, 2011 with the US International Trade Commission and the Commerce Department over PV module dumping by Chinese manufacturers. China-based producers have denied the claims.
The US Commerce Department is dealing with the penalties aspect of the case, after a decision made in December, 2011 by the US International Trade Commission that Chinese Government subsidies had harmed SolarWorld and other, yet to be identified, US companies.
A decision on potential penalties is therefore expected mid-March, 2012.