Solar firms “desperate” over EU’s Chinese import tariff

An ‘emergency’ tariff on all solar panels imported from China was brought in by the EU last week, prompting concern from solar firms. EU Trade Commissioner, Karel de Gucht introduced the 11% tariff despite a majority voting against such a move in the European Commission recently. There are reports the tariff will be increased to […]

EU nations vote against huge trade duty on Chinese solar panels

A majority of EU nations voted against slapping cheap Chinese solar panels with huge trade duties yesterday. UK trade body Solar Trade Association said it understands that 18 member states have voted against provisional duties, with four in favour of the duties and five countries abstaining. Despite this the European Commission could still impose provisional […]