China and Germany hope to solve the photovoltaic trade problem in the form of negotiation. On September 19, shendanyang, spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce, said at the regular meeting that the Ministry of Commerce attaches great importance to the trade friction between China and the European Union on the photovoltaic industry. China has sent delegations to many countries for consultations, and positive results have been achieved. It is believed that with the joint efforts of both sides, the current disputes and frictions can be resolved through various flexible methods
after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to China at the end of August and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce delegation's visit to Europe in early September to discuss China EU photovoltaic product trade issues, more and more signals are indicating that China EU photovoltaic anti-dumping disputes will embark on the path of "political dialogue" to resolve
it is expected that the discussion on the dispute over photovoltaic products between China and the EU will also appear in the 15th China EU summit. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the leaders' meeting and the China EU business summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on September 20. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the negative impact of the European debt crisis on China EU economic and trade cooperation has also continued to show, and China and the EU are facing the challenge of how to promote the further development of cooperation
according to the latest data of the European Bureau of statistics, in the first half of this year, the EU's merchandise trade deficit with China fell significantly, from 75billion euros in the same period last year to 67.4 billion euros. However, in the first half of this year, EU imports of Chinese goods remained basically unchanged year-on-year, about 140.2 billion euros
on September 6, the European Union officially filed an Anti-infringement investigation on Chinese photovoltaic products involving exports of more than US $20 billion. According to the EU procedures, it was decided to put forward the preliminary determination nine months after the case was filed, and the final determination result was announced 15 months later, that is, the new tariff rate of China's photovoltaic products was announced
on July 25, the German solar energy company Solarworld appealed to the EU for an investigation. This enterprise also asked China to launch a "double anti" investigation in the United States
on September 18, it is believed that with the continuous maturity of polyurethane waterproof technology, michaelglos, a member of the German Federal Parliament and former Minister of the Federal Ministry of economy and technology, said in Shanghai that he personally did not advocate an anti-dumping investigation of Chinese photovoltaic products. He said that as a condition of anti-dumping (establishment), this anti-dumping will be established only when the price of the product sold is lower than the cost price. "I believe that Chinese enterprises are not selling below cost."
gross explained that in the whole process of solar panel production, many early raw materials, including polysilicon, came from Germany; In recent years, Chinese photovoltaic enterprises have also acquired some German enterprises. If (these photovoltaic products) are produced in Germany and China's "one belt and one road" initiative, it is impossible for the product price to be lower than the cost price
gross revealed to this newspaper that Chancellor Merkel (at the end of last month) also expressed the same view when she came to China. "We believe that in the next step, we should be able to find out the truth and make a fair judgment in the whole anti-dumping investigation process for brittle materials such as cast iron, casting alloy and building materials."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her previous statement of visiting China on the 17th, which also confirmed gross's statement. Merkel said: "she hopes to resolve disputes through political dialogue. At the same time, she also said that she has learned from German enterprises that they are ready for such a dialogue."
Michael Pfeiffer, general manager of the German Federal Foreign Trade and investment agency, came to Shanghai with gross to promote investment opportunities in the former East Germany
in the context of Sino EU trade frictions, the Philippines and France also hope to dispel the concerns of Chinese enterprises about investing in Germany. In response to this newspaper's question, the Philippines and France stressed that in Germany, the anti-dumping investigation on the products of Chinese photovoltaic enterprises has not been recognized and supported by many German enterprises
feifa said that the whole investigation process should prove that (Chinese photovoltaic enterprises) have seriously violated the norms of free-trade economies, and should also show evidence. "It is not easy to show evidence, which is time-consuming, labor-intensive and bureaucratic. It will take a long time. This is not very good for German enterprises."
he said that Germany has always been in favor of free economy and free trade, and does not want too much national involvement in (free trade). The German business community as a whole did not agree with the anti-dumping investigation
"we don't want this anti-dumping to affect the trade and relations between Germany and China, because it may affect the overall image of the entire German enterprise in China." Feifa said. In 2011, China's total investment in Germany exceeded that of any other country. 19% of China's overseas investment is in Germany. Zhonghua glass () Department