EC to impose solar duties of 11.8% on Chinese solar products from 6 June.

Solar Power Portal: “European trade commissioner, Karel de Gucht, has announced that the European Commission will impose solar duties on Chinese-manufactured solar products.” “As of 6 June 2013, a tariff rate of 11.8% will be introduced. On 6 August 2013, the rate will return to the levels originally proposed by the EC with an average of 46.7%. ….When asked why the commission proceeded with the imposition of duties despite 18 out of 27 member states opposing the plans, De Gucht said Europe must not lose sight of the fact that the commission found evidence that China had been dumping solar products into the EU at below-cost. He said: “The answer is simple – yes – Chinese solar companies are dumping solar products in Europe”.”