‘Withdraw the petition’: China’s PV industry issues strong rebuttal to CASM dispute - exclusive

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The Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, China Photovoltaic Society, Industrial Commission of China Renewable Energy Academy and the China Photovoltaic Industry Alliance have issued a joint statement on The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing's (CASM) petition regarding allegations of unfair trading practices on the part of Chinese cell and module manufacturers.

Junfeng Li, Deputy Director General/Professor, Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and secretary general of Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), spoke at a conference on November 2, and issued the statement on behalf of the aforementioned associations.

The statement, available in the link below in PDF format, comprises the following main points, expanded upon in the main document.

Statement of the Chinese Photovoltaic Industry on the Investigation Petition Filed by Certain U.S. Companies against Chinese PV Cells

I.     To actively expand the PV energy market is still the universal understanding, and the PV energy market is continuing its growth.

II.     It is a law of market economy that certain companies and technologies will lag behind and be eliminated from the market.

III.     Chinese PV companies are globalized, making great contributions to the development of the global PV industry.

IV.     The development of the Chinese PV industry has driven the development of the U.S. PV industry and promoted employment in the U.S.

V.     Launching the Investigations will harm U.S. public interest and global welfare.

VI.     We hope the Chinese and U.S. companies could be open with each other and cooperate; We request the U.S. Government consider not to initiate the Investigation petition.

Click here to download the full statement in PDF format.

 

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