China's PV manufacturers launch new alliance in response to trade case ruling

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CEOs from China's four largest photovoltaic manufacturers were gathered today, May 24, at a press conference in Shanghai, China to launch the Solar Energy Promotion Alliance and comment on the latest U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) ruling regarding the dumping of crystalline silicon cells in the U.S. market. 

The preliminary DOC ruling was issued last Thursday, during China's biggest photovoltaic tradeshow, SNEC.  Coming on top of much lower countervailing duties announced earlier this year by DOC, the high anti-dumping tariffs of 31 percent unveiled on May 16 have surprised the photovoltaic manufacturers in China.  

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