It is believed the European Commission will come to an agreement with China in regards to the alleged illegal dumping. The Solar Trade Association’s PV specialist, Ray Noble made the announcement at the Large Scale Solar Conference in Cornwall.
Noble said: “The latest rumour is that it will be solved by June; there will be a deal done between China and Europe and we can all then move on again.” He added: “Nobody wants trade wars and solar is such a small thing in relation to amount of business that is already done between China and Europe.”
Greg Barker added in his keynote speech: “I want to assure you that the Coalition is working hard to make the Commission aware of the wider impacts.”
The European Commission is set to announce what provisional measures will be taken in early June before the proposals are voted on by the European Council. However, if an agreement between the two parties is reached before this time, the investigation would end.