【英语中国】美国拟对中国太阳能电池板再征税 US to levy fresh tariffs on Chinese solar panels

  • A+
所属分类:双语中国

2014-6-4 13:06

小艾摘要: The US plans to impose additional import duties of up to 35.2 per cent on Chinese-made solar panels in an escalation of the trade war in the industry that began in 2012.The Department of Commerce anno ...
US to levy fresh tariffs on Chinese solar panels
The US plans to impose additional import duties of up to 35.2 per cent on Chinese-made solar panels in an escalation of the trade war in the industry that began in 2012.

The Department of Commerce announced on Tuesday that following an investigation it had made a preliminary finding that photovoltaic solar components imported from China were being subsidised in a way that damaged US-based manufacturers.

It proposed duties at much higher rates than a first round announced in March 2012 and with a broader scope, covering both assembled solar panels and the cells used to make them. The duties initially covered only solar cells.

The commerce department investigation followed a complaint from SolarWorld, a German-owned company that owns a solar panel factory in Oregon.

It had argued that Chinese exporters were getting round the earlier tariffs by outsourcing the manufacture of cells to other countries, particularly Taiwan, and then assembling them into panels in China.

Mukesh Dulani, president of SolarWorld America, described the decision as “a strong win for the US solar industry”.

However, the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy, which represents the users of imported panels, said it was “deeply disappointed” by the decision, which was “a major setback for the entire US solar industry”.

Generators and installers that use imported panels warn that duties would make solar power in the US more expensive and slow its expansion at a time when it is becoming increasingly competitive with fossil fuels.

The duties are scheduled to be confirmed by the commerce department on or around August 18, and will then be reviewed for about 45 days by the US International Trade Commission until a final decision is made around October 3.

The commerce department is also expected to announce additional anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels on July 25.

The Case said the best path forward would be a negotiated settlement between the US and Chinese governments to end the dispute.

It added: “SolarWorld must come to the table and work with the industry to find a settlement that benefits the entire global supply chain.”

美国计划对中国生产的太阳能电池板征收最高35.2%的额外进口关税,至此,始于2012年的这一行业贸易战开始升级。

美国商务部(Department of Commerce)周二宣布,初步调查发现,进口自中国的光伏太阳能元件获得了补贴,损害了美国制造商的利益。

美国商务部提出的关税税率远远高于2012年3月宣布的首轮关税,而且范围更广,涵盖组装太阳能电池板以及用来制造电池板的电池。最初的关税仅包括太阳能电池。

德国企业SolarWorld提起诉讼后,美国商务部展开调查,该公司在俄勒冈州拥有一家太阳能电池板工厂。

SolarWorld辩称,中国出口商将电池的生产外包到其他地区,特别是台湾,然后在中国大陆将其组装成电池板,从而规避了前端环节的关税。

SolarWorld美国公司总裁穆凯什?杜拉尼(Mukesh Dulani)称,这一决定是“美国太阳能行业的一次完胜”。

然而,美国廉价太阳能联合会(Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy)表示,对这一决定“深感失望”,这是“美国整个太阳能行业的一次重大挫折”。廉价太阳能联合会代表的进口太阳能电池板用户。

使用进口太阳能电池板的发电企业和安装商警告称,在与化石燃料的竞争日益加剧之际,这些关税将让美国的太阳能更为昂贵,还会放慢该行业的扩张脚步。

预计这些关税将在8月18日获得美国商务部的批准,随后美国国际贸易委员会(US International Trade Commission)将花费45天左右的时间对这些关税进行评估,最后决定将在10月3日左右做出。

与此同时,预计美国商务部将在7月25日宣布对中国太阳能电池板征收额外反倾销税。

廉价太阳能联合会表示,最好的办法是中美政府之间达成和解协议,结束争端。

该组织补充称:“SolarWorld必须走到谈判桌前,与该行业合作,找到一项有利于整个全球供应链的和解方案。”

译者/梁艳裳

本文关键字:双语阅读,小艾英语,双语网站,双语中国,实时资讯,互联网新闻,ERWAS,行业解析,创业指导,营销策略,英语学习,可以双语阅读的网站!
  • 我的微信
  • 扫一扫加关注
  • weinxin
  • 微信公众号
  • 扫一扫加关注
  • weinxin

发表评论

:?: :razz: :sad: :evil: :!: :smile: :oops: :grin: :eek: :shock: :???: :cool: :lol: :mad: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :idea: :arrow: :neutral: :cry: :mrgreen: