Polaris solar PV net news: on October 9, the Ministry of Commerce held a regular press conference, spokesman Shen Danyang, in response to the domestic and foreign media focus sensitive issues of concern. Photovoltaic-related record is as follows:
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Reporter: in August of this year, even EU withdrawal price commitment 8 PV industry in China qualified, making the current “out” the Chinese PV industry as many as 16. PV product exports to Europe fell sharply in the first half of this year 30%. Does the Department of Commerce have any comment on that?
Answer: this question really involves two issues: one is the Central European PV price commitment to implement part of the enterprise was disqualified, second, the decline in China’s exports to Europe PV. Both have a certain relevance, some companies cancel price guarantee qualification objectively affects their prices promised export in Aperture, but not the root cause of decline in China’s exports to Europe PV.
Part concerning EU PV price undertakings enterprises were recusal problem. From June 2015 to August 2016, 7 times, total canceled the European Commission of 16 Chinese PV companies undertaking eligible. 16 cancellation price commitment of enterprises are divided into two categories: one is the voluntary renunciation of such enterprise has 4; the other is suspected of violating price commitment agreements Act is disqualified, a total of 12.
Cancel price guarantee qualification for some enterprises the problem, we need to look at. First of all, we want to see the vast majority of companies still keep the price undertaking eligible. The past few years, the two sides adhering to the spirit of cooperation and common hard efforts, price undertakings paves the way for the smooth implementation of the agreement, most of the Chinese PV companies to comply with the agreement, implementation is good. Apart from the 16 companies were disqualified, there are 105 enterprises in the context of price undertakings. Secondly, part of the application for withdrawal of the enterprise, which is voluntary, mainly for the purpose out price promise terms and conditions of the agreement, seek from its favorable market opportunities and space. Third, the acts in violation of agreements do exist in some enterprises. Commitment is always insists on the basic position of China, for such enterprises, China supports be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the agreement, not inclusive, not appeasement. Finally, at present there are still some problems of implementation of price undertakings, primarily price undertaking under the minimum price levels have seriously deviated from the market price, there have been negotiations and agreement cannot be fully predicted business model to new conditions. In this regard, we hope Europe will adjusted according to the current market situation on the level of the minimum price, reasonable way to create the conditions for the continued smooth implementation of price undertakings. China is willing to work with the EU to cooperate closely, through friendly negotiation, resolve any problems arising in the implementation of price undertakings.
Questions about the decline in China’s exports to the EU PV. EU trade restrictions to some extent affected the exports of our PV, but the decline in exports is mainly due to the EU Member States to phase out photovoltaic incentive policy, resulting in a severe contraction in the market, I export volumes decline, falling export prices. The EU market has slipped from 2011 PV installed capacity reached a peak of 22.4GW in 2015 to 8GW. In 2015, the caliber price commitments, China’s exports to the EU 3.46GW, amount of 1.785 billion euros.
Overall, significant changes in the current pattern of global PV market, China has become the world’s largest solar market, stronger Asia Pacific market diversification, the shrinking EU PV markets declined in importance in the global market. If the European Union continues to maintain restrictions will cause further deterioration of the situation, is not conducive to the long-term interests of the EU climate and energy. EU anti-dumping countervailing measures as soon as possible to terminate their PV, PV markets return to normal, realize mutual benefit and win-win.
Original title: Ministry of Commerce held regular press conference (October 9, 2016)