Trina Solar has opposed the preliminary findings by the U.S. Department of Commerce in favor of the petitioner SolarWorld relating to the antidumping duty investigations concerning imports into the United States of certain crystalline PV products from China and Taiwan.
In a statement released today, the company said it believes “the allegations made by SolarWorld are contrary to the principles of free and fair trade and are unfounded.”
Trina Solar is one of the main China-based suppliers of PV products in the U.S. In its preliminary findings on July 25, 2014 by the U.S. Department of Commerce found that certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from mainland China and Taiwan have been sold in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 26.33 percent to 58.87 percent and from 27.59 percent to 44.18 percent, respectively.
The agency also found 42 other exporters were hit with a rate of 42.33 percent.
In Taiwan investigation, the U.S. Department of Commerce has found that mandatory respondents Gintech and Motech received preliminary dumping margins of 27.59 percent and 44.18 percent, respectively. All other producers/exporters in Taiwan received a preliminary dumping margin of 35.89 percent
Trina Solar was a compulsory respondent to the China investigation in which it received a preliminary dumping margin of 26.33 percent, the lowest among the Chinese exporters.
Based on these findings, the U.S agency decided to raise anti-dumping duty as high as 165.05 percent on solar panels and cells from China.
In an official statement, Trina Solar, however, said the company remains committed to serving its many customers and business partners in the United States where Trina Solar has built a solid and long-standing reputation for high quality products and services.
Trina Solar will continue to grow its business in the United States and play an important role in the U.S. market, the company added.