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Solar Power: China

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 149407, tabled on 29 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, in the context of the US Commerce Department's recently launched investigation into Chinese solar suppliers for tariff circumnavigation, if the Government will (a) launch a similar investigation and (b) take steps to ensure that Chinese suppliers operating in the UK do so legally and without circumnavigation.

Answered on

19 April 2022

The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) conducts trade remedy investigations, including on the circumvention of existing anti-dumping or countervailing measures. The UK did not transition the EU’s anti-dumping measure on solar glass, due to a lack of evidence that it was necessary. As there is no existing measure in place on solar products from China, the TRA cannot launch a similar circumvention review.

The TRA can undertake new reviews, so if domestic industry have concerns that they are being impacted by dumping, including on the dumping of solar products, they can contact the TRA’s pre-application office at

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