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Xinhua: China Imposes Taxes on EU Polysilicon as Punishment

Xinhua recently reported that China’s Ministry of Commerce announced, at the end of April, that China reached a final decision on taxing solar grade polysilicon imported from the European Union for anti-dumping and anti-subsidy reasons. The decision took effect on May 1 and will remain in effect for two years. The announcement suggested that the EU’s unfair dumping and subsidy behavior seriously damaged China’s polysilicon industry. However the Ministry accepted the pricing adjustment promise that a German company made, as an exception. At the same time, electronic grade polysilicon based semiconductor products such as integrated circuits and discrete devices were excluded from the scope of the investigation and the resulting taxes. Based on the decision that the Ministry of Commerce made, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council issued an order to implement the new policy.
Source: Xinhua, April 30, 2014