Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    13 / 6 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Business

China probes U.S., ROK and EU polysilicon


08:20, November 27, 2012

BEIJING, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Commerce announced on Monday the beginning of anti-dumping and countervailing investigations into imports of solar-grade polysilicon, a material used in solar equipment manufacturing, from the United States, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the European Union (EU).

The ministry will deliver a final ruling after the probes, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

The investigation into imports from the EU will be finished before Nov. 1, 2013 but may be extended for another six months under special circumstances, according to an earlier statement from the ministry.

The probe was made in response to requests filed by Chinese polysilicon manufacturers, including LDK Solar Co., Ltd. and the China Silicon Corp. in September, the statement said.

The case follows an anti-dumping probe into imports of solar-grade polysilicon from the United States and the ROK launched on July 20.

The statement said the ministry will combine the two cases and make an accumulative evaluation.

Customs data showed that China imported 9,300 tonnes of polysilicon from the EU in the first half of 2012, an increase of 30.8 percent from a year earlier.

However, the average price for polysilicon imports during the period dropped 47.5 percent compared to the previous year, the data showed. Enditem

Recommended Features:
Vibrant Opportunities amid Transition From 'Made in China' to 'Created in China' A Journey to Cultural Renaissance
The Vision of A Pillar Industry China: A Fast-growing Force in IPR IPR in China: Local Roots Bearing Global Fruits
A Decade of Fastest Development Eastern Boom Lightens Western Gloom Chinese firms 'potential Trojan horses'?


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Flight lands on China's aircraft carrier

  2. PLA troops in HK conduct 15th rotation

  3. N. Korean’s real life through the lens

  4. Rare beautiful sceneries in deserts

  5. Attractive beauties at auto exhibitions

  6. Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 tops 5 mln mark

  7. Terrible! Bizarre mummies around world

  8. Dream passionately, love completely

Most Popular


  1. China's arms’s capacity for independent innovation
  2. China's economic growth well on recovery track
  3. Call for fairer income distribution
  4. Encourage spending, not saving
  5. Car firms show up in droves
  6. Please show more tolerance for 'vulgar culture'
  7. Build society's bottom line for children
  8. China, Japan, S Korea should promote FTA talk
  9. Photovoltaic spotlight turns to domestic market
  10. 'Background competition' can trap anyone

What’s happening in China

Bullet train attendants receive trainings in China's Shenyang

  1. Fog shrouds Liuzhou City, SW China
  2. China launches Yaogan XVI satellite
  3. Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge opens to traffic
  4. Anchor details years of sexual coercion
  5. Gas and coal explosion, deadly traffic accident