EU ProSun: Anti-dumping measures secure employment

According to the European solar manufacturers' initiative EU ProSun, Chinese dumping has already cost thousands of jobs in Europe.

Only in the production of solar modules some 15,000 jobs have been lost since 2011, as well as thousands of supplier and installation jobs.       

Milan Nitzschke, President of EU ProSun said "Dumping harms everyone. Free market companies cannot compete with state funded dumping." The number of insolvencies and plant closures in Europe has now risen to over 60." China's Five-year Plan covers not only manufacturers of solar panels but also the entire production chain from raw silicon to machines, solar glass and inverters. Jobs are being lost In all those sectors in Europe now including in the installation industry. In recent years. China flooded the European solar market with dumped modules, overburdening European support schemes. Hence one country after another started cutting feed-in-tariff schemes and political support for them. Therefore in 2013 Europe has experienced a dramatic drop in solar installations as a direct result of dumped Chinese imports."

Anti-dumping measures from the European Commission can stop this negative trend. Nitzschke said: “The announcement of anti-dumping duties comes for many at the last moment, but still in time. Europe remains the global leader in solar technology. Everything that is currently used in the solar industry in China has been previously developed and applied in Europe. Compared to China, we are still about a year ahead." At the same time low wages in China don't play any role. Europe's solar industry is highly automated and the labor cost per unit of production is only 10 1percent.

"If the EU takes action against dumping, the strategically significant photovoltaic industry can be maintained and further expanded in Europe. Furthermore, a Chinese 1monopoly with all the ensuing negative consequences for customers, installers and suppliers will be prevented," added Nitzschke.

600450 EU ProSun: Anti-dumping measures secure employment
Date: 13 May 2013

See more news about:

Others also read

The Education Center Erasmus MC Rotterdam has won the Rotterdam Architecture Award. From a shortlist of 25 entries, the jury has chosen the design of Claus & Kaan Architecten.
Tecglass is one of the leading companies that design and develop a range of innovative Digital Printers for the glass industry.
Dr Henry Snaith of the University of Oxford has been named as one of the ten people who have made the most difference in science during 2013 in recognition of his work on next generation solar power technology.
Coverings ETC’s Bio-Glass in “Topaz Blue” designed by Ofer Mizrahi was bestowed the Interior Innovation Award-Winner 2013, the prestigious international design award of the German Design Council.
2013 Deep Research Report on China LOW-E Glass Industry was professional and depth research report on China Low-E Glass (LOW-Emissivity Glass) industry.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to GlassOnWeb visitors, friends, members and supporters.Thank you all so much for being a part of it!Warmest thoughts and the best wishes for Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, love, joy and lasting happiness.

Add new comment