Coming to the conclusion that “The injury, to the Australian industry that has, or may be, caused by the exports of dumped PV Solar Product from China is negligible”, the Anti-Dumping Commission of Australia (ADC) published a Notice of Termination of Investigation on 18 October 2016 for the resumed investigation concerning PV Solar Product exported from P. R. China. It is the second time that the Chinese PV Solar Industry won a comprehensive victory in the Anti-Dumping investigations initiated by Australia.
Australia initiated the Anti-Dumping investigation for the PV Solar Product exported from P. R. China on 14 May 2014. Vivian Wang, a partner of East & Concord Partners, was appointed as the legal representative by China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME). East & Concord worked with an Australian law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, to defend the procedures concerning injury by the Chinese PV Solar Industry. The ADC then published a Notice of Termination of Investigation on 6 October 2015. It was the first time the Chinese PV Solar Industry won a comprehensive victory in the Anti-Dumping investigations initiated by Australia.
Subsequently, based on the Complainant’s request and due to a report issued by the Anti-Dumping Review Panel, the ADC resumed the Anti-Dumping investigation on 8 January 2016. Faced with the resumed investigation, the legal team collected and analyzed the data and information on the Australian PV Solar Industry and Chinese exporters, and made well-founded and convincing arguments countering Complainant’s allegations. Also, the team assisted the CCCME in keeping close contact with the Australian importers, the Australian end users and related industry associations. Due to the combined efforts of CCCME, Chinese exporters, Australian importers and end users, related Australian industry associations and the legal team, the ADC decided to terminate the investigation again with no anti-dumping duty.
This case is the first comprehensive victory for the Chinese PV Industry in anti-dumping /countervailing investigations initiated by EU and foreign countries such as US, Turkey, Canada and Australia.