On 6 September 2012, the European Commission launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of solar panels and their key components originating in China, following a complaint lodged on 25 July 2012 by the industry association EU Pro Sun. Provisional findings will be issued within nine months of the opening of the investigation, namely by June 2013. From this date, provisional duties may be imposed on Chinese imports for a six-month period. Member States will then have to decide whether to adopt definitive anti-dumping measures against the country in relation to imports of solar panels.

The press release published by the European Commission can be accessed via the following link:

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/12/647&format=HTML