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  1. Business - China Business - TRADE DISPUTES

    US in talks with China, EU to end trade dispute over solar panels

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US, EU, China in talks over solar panels The Obama administration is engaged in talks with the European Union and China to settle a dispute over trade ... or is considering duties to limit imports of solar-energy goods. Government support for renewable-energy products including solar panels has led to disputes as the price of polysilicon, the main ingredient ...

  2. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    China leads the world in sales of solar modules

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com The country is expected to be the globe's biggest market for panels this year, overtaking Germany China leads the world in sales of solar modules China became the world's largest solar power panel market in last year's fourth quarter, and might retain the top spot throughout this year, according to industry consultancy NPD Solarbuzz. ...

  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    EU tariff threat on Chinese solar glass

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... is used to make solar panels, which are themselves the focus of two European trade investigations affecting China. Since last year, the EU has been investigating alleged subsidies to Chinese solar-panel makers and alleged dumping by them in the bloc's biggest trade dispute of its kind. Those two cases could lead later this year to EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese ...

  4. China slams US probe on solar products dumping

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com China has contested a United States decision to launch anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations on Chinese-made solar power panels. Ministry ... is in response to a petition filed by a solar panel producer in the US. Shen said the US had shifted the blame of the slow development of its domestic solar power industry to China and had deployed ...

  5. Chinese solar firms aren't out to undercut competition

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Gong The US government is preparing to investigate whether China's solar panel companies received a subsidy for exports or dumped solar panels in the American market at below cost price, after seven US solar product manufacturers filed a petition with the US Commerce Department demanding action. This comes against the background of several US solar panel companies ...

  6. Business - China Business - CARS

    BYD's earnings plummet 94pc

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as China's car market, the world's largest, is seeing only sluggish growth, and the solar panel-making operation is under pressure from a euro-zone crisis that has sapped global demand. ... as the upgraded F3, the mainland's best-selling car in 2009 and 2010. Like other Chinese solar companies that ship most of their panels overseas, BYD faces pressure in the United States and Europe, ...

  7. Trade disputes point to an industry in over-reach

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... energy. In the solar sector, China and the US are on the verge of a trade war. The US Commerce Department last month opened anti-dumping and countervailing duty probes on mainland solar panel ... government. The US International Trade Commission this month said in a preliminary ruling there was 'reasonable indication' that solar panels imported from the mainland have 'materially ...

  8. Business - Economy

    EU trade chief to seek investment pact with China

    Posted May 24th 2013, 11:00am

    ... to undercut European rivals. Trade friction has increased since Brussels said this month it is preparing to levy prohibitive duties on billions of euros’ worth of solar panels from China. De Gucht ... in a number of countries,” said the EU official. China says solar panel duties would seriously harm trade ties, and Beijing is expected to decide in June whether to levy its own duties on imported ...

  9. Business - China Business - TRADE

    EU to lodge case against Chinese steel tube duties

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... last week to investigate alleged dumping of EU wine, in apparent retaliation against the imposition of provisional duties on Chinese solar panels, the biggest trade case the EU has launched. ... duties can be imposed. The sources said the stainless steel case was separate from the dispute over solar panels and wine. Under WTO rules, the EU had a limited time to join the complaint filed ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Greek PM Antonis Samaras meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in investment push

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... country's recession-battered economy. His visit comes little over a week after the European Commission agreed to impose average import duties of 47 per cent on solar panels from China, a move it says is to guard against the dumping of cheap goods in Europe. Yesterday Li asked Samaras to help head off the commission's protectionist measures on solar panels and telecoms equipment. ...




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