Dear trade colleagues
Earlier today we received confirmation that the European Commission has rejected the request for an Expiry Review and is therefore set to remove the MIP and trade measures by 3rd September 2018. Please see the official entry in the DG Trade website below:
COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION rejecting requests for the initiation of expiry reviews with regard to the definitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed on imports of photovoltaic ('PV') cells and modules originating in or consigned from the People's Republic of China by Commission Implementing Regulations (EU) 2017/366 and 2017/367 Document request
You can request the full document through the link provided, we have done so and will share it once we have received it. The news is already appearing in the media and we have seen the following article:
https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL8N1VE5HC On 21st August, the European Commission held an extraordinary meeting on the solar trade case with the EU Member States. At this meeting a strong majority of Member States backed the removal of the trade measures.
The EU will therefore remove the MIP and trade measures by 3rd September 2018.
We will update you as new information comes to light, but this is a great news for a Friday afternoon and reflects a huge success for our advocacy efforts over the past year - which wouldn't be possible without you, so thank you all!