Anti-dumping report stalled

A report into the import of Chinese solar panels to Australia has been delayed by the Federal Government’s Anti-Dumping Commission.

An investigation into cheap Chinese solar imports sold in Australia between July 2012 and December 2013 was launched last May. Specifically, the report looked at allegations of the dumping of Chinese crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules.

The Commission – which investigates alleged dumping and subsidisation of goods imported into Australia – has now announced the report will be delayed yet again, with the preliminary report now expected for early April.

According to the Commission, the report’s delay is due to “complexities associated with the investigation.”

Originally set for release last September, the report will put forward its recommendations to the Federal Parliamentary Secretary.

Meanwhile, Canada has announced preliminary anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese PV products of between
9 per cent and 286 per cent, as reported by Energy Business News.