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Imported Chinese Solar Panels to be Subject to Stiff Duties in Canada

(Richard Blackwell – Globe & Mail)

The Canada Border Services Agency has ruled that cheap subsidized Chinese solar modules are being dumped into Canada, and is imposing stiff provisional import duties to protect Canadian manufacturers.

While the ruling is a big win for companies that make solar panels in Canada, it could drive up costs for installers – and their customers.

The CBSA’s preliminary decision follows a ruling last month from the Canadian International Trade Tribunal that cheap imported Chinese solar modules and laminates are likely damaging the business of Canada’s domestic panel makers. The two government bodies waded into the solar-dumping issue after four Ontario-based solar-panel makers complained that they are being hurt by competition from cut-priced Chinese imports. Click here to read more.

Related: CBSA Anti-dumping and Countervailing | Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates