China imposes further punitive tariffs on polysilicon from the USA

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has announced that it will levy anti-subsidy tariffs on imports of polysilicon from some U.S. manufacturers. A preliminary investigation revealed that some of the polysilicon imports were subsidised and that this had caused "substantial damage" to Chinese manufacturers.

The polysilicon in question is manufactured by companies such as Hemlock Semiconductor and AE Polysilicon. Imports from these companies to China will be subject to punitive tariffs of up to 6.5% starting on 20 September. Expressly excluded are products from MEMC Pasadena and the two U.S. subsidiaries of the REC Group. These companies were said to have received little or no subsidies.

In July, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce had imposed high punitive tariffs of up to 57% on some imports from U.S. polysilicon manufacturers due to dumping prices. This measure as well as the newly imposed import duties are both countermeasures to the punitive tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Chinese photovoltaic products.

Bodo Höche

Similar Entries

Renewables covered around 52 percent of gross power consumed in Germany during the first quarter of 2020. This all-time high was driven by a combination of one-off events. Preliminary calculations by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) yielded this figure. February’s record winds were followed by an unusually sunny March. Power consumption was also down by one percent from the same period last year.

Following the acquisition of Ria Blades, Siemens Gamesa has completed the purchase of selected assets from Senvion announced in October 2019. The acquisition of Onshore Service assets and IP was concluded in January 2020.

Kurnool solar park (pict. Greenko)

For the secure integration of solar parks on a gigawatt scale, grid operators need particularly accurate predictions of power generation. The German-based company energy & meteo systems is already forecasting the generation capacity of large parts of several gigawatt parks and has now also acquired operators of the world's second largest solar park Pavagada in India as customers.

Global Energy Storage Systems Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $340 billion to over $500 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.