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China lifts anti-dumping, countervailing measures on EU polysilicon

Updated: Oct 31,2018 8:02 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China will remove anti-dumping and countervailing measures on solar-grade polysilicon imports from the EU as of Nov 1, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Oct 31.

The restrictions were first imposed on EU products in May 2014, after an investigation found that the EU dumped and subsidized the polysilicon products exported to the Chinese market, the ministry said in a statement.

After an expiry review launched at the request of the domestic industry, the two-year measures were renewed for another 18 months starting in May 2017.

In March 2018, the ministry said that affected parties in the domestic industry could apply for an expiry review 60 days ahead of expiry on Oct 31.

In the period, no applications were filed, and the ministry decided against starting any expiry review.

Solar-grade polysilicon is a key material for making solar cells.