• Turkey’s Ministry of Economy has imposed anti-dumping fee on Chinese solar module manufacturers
  • A total of 16 companies will now have to pay anti-dumping fee in the range of 26.99% to 28.73% for selling their modules in Turkey, according to information shared by Solarbaba
  • Some of the prominent names in this list include Canadian Solar, Hanwha Q Cells, Chint Solar, Trina Solar, Yingli Energy, among others

Turkey’s Ministry of Economy has finalized and published the results of its anti-dumping investigation against Chinese solar photovoltaic companies. All the affected Chinese module manufacturers will have to pay an anti-dumping duty in the range of 26.99% to 28.73%.

As per a Ministry of Economy document shared by Turkish Solar Energy Society, Solarbaba, the 16 Chinese companies that will now have to pay the anti-dumping fees in Turkey are:

  • Hanwha Q Cells (Qidong) Co. Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.
  • Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd.
  • Byd (Shangluo) Industr谋al Co. Ltd.
  • Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Changshu) Inc.
  • Canadian Solar Manufacturing (Luoyang) Inc.
  • CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science Technology Co. Ltd.
  • CEEG Nanjing Renewable Energy Co. Ltd.
  • Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd.
  • Trina Solar (Changzou) Science & Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Hainan Yingli New Energy Resources Co. Ltd.
  • Yingli Energy (China) Co. Ltd.
  • Hefei Chinaland Solar Energy Co. Ltd.
  • Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd.
  • Perlight Solar Co. Ltd.
  • Renesola Jiangsu Ltd.

The Ministry of Economy launched an investigation after receiving complaints from some local companies namely, Solarturk Energy, Zahit Energy and Sunlego Energy. They alleged unfair competition from China.

In July 2016, Chinese Ministry of Commerce reportedly urged the country to deal cautiously in the matter so as to maintain healthy trade cooperation (see China ‘Advice’ To Turkey On Anti Dumping).

 Trade wars over solar products are being fought across many geographies, including the US, Europe, China and India. In Europe, even though basically no large Chinese company is part of the minimum import price (MIP) arrangement put in place by the European Commission anymore, and solar demand shrunk by over 20% following in 2016 in Europe, the EU administrative body decided in February 2017 to extend the trade measures by 18 months (see Trade Duties For 18 Months On Chinese Solar Imports).