U.S. punitive duties on solar imports from China disrupt industry chain: MOC

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Tuesday said China was disappointed at the United States’ punitive duties on Chinese solar products, saying the practice disrupted the global industry chain.
“We were disappointed by our U.S. counterpart as we believe its constant anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on Chinese photovoltaic products has seriously disrupted the development of the global industry chain,” said MOC spokesperson Shen Danyang during a routine press conference.
The U.S. Commerce Department decided recently to levy anti-dumping duties ranging from 6.12 percent to 12.19 percent and countervailing duties of 19.2 percent on imports of photovoltaic products from China.
Photovoltaic products are beneficial to environmental protection and pollution reduction. With relatively advanced technology, China has developed lot of quality photovoltaic products and services, while importing a large amount of raw materials and equipment, Shen said.
In this respect, and as major photovoltaic markets, China and the U.S. have a promising cooperation future, he said.
Shen said he hopes to enhance dialogue and consultation with relevant countries, including the United States, to solve trade frictions in this field via industrial cooperation to contribute to global climate change tasks.

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