Over 1,000 solar firms demand end to EU-China trade war.

Business Green: “Over 1,000 companies from across the industry have written to the European Commission warning import duties could have a grave impact on the industry. The European Commission recently launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against Chinese solar manufacturers, after European solar manufacturers lodged a series of complaints alleging that Chinese rivals were benefitting from unfair subsidies.” “Speculation is now mounting that the EU could follow in the footsteps of the US and impose import tariffs on Chinese solar panels, while also pursuing a complaint to the World Trade Organisation about Chinese government subsidies. …Now the Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE), a coalition of over 350 companies opposed to introduction of import tariffs, has orchestrated a letter signed by 1,024 companies that warns of the potential negative impacts of any protectionist measures.”