Are you up to date on the latest developments in the EU-China anti-dumping (A/D) and anti-subsidy (A/S) duties case?
If not, please do read this new Legal update and Q&A from Mayer Brown on the most recent developments in the EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations regarding solar panels and cells originating in or dispatched from China which is deemed relevant for SETI Alliance supporters
By Rene Vossenaar. Shifting to a cleaner energy mix is essential to limit the far-ranging consequences of climate change caused by ballooning greenhouse gas emissions. Trade policy can play an important role in this transition but a number of challenges will need to be addressed in a future Environmental Goods Agreement.
Are you up to date on the latest developments in the EU-China anti-dumping (A/D) and anti-subsidy (A/S) duties case? If not, please do read this new Q&A from the law firm Mayer Brown, which gives all of the details on the latest developments. Among other things, it explains how long the AD/AS duties and price undertaking will continue to apply, describes EU ProSun’s allegations of violations of the undertaking, and delves into other relevant questions on verification.
In the last couple of weeks we have received quite a few questions from SETI members and supporters regarding the practical implementation of the EU anti-dumping/anti-subsidy duties and undertakings for solar cells and modules from China. Therefore, we asked the legal advisors from Mayer Brown to create a Q&A on this matter. Hopefully this will be helpful for your daily operations and compliance with the EU regulations.
Transforming the APEC Outcome on Environmental Goods into a Broader Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative: What are the Options? By ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy, Overview Paper, December 2013. Intergovernmental efforts to address barriers to trade and enable trade-related governance in the area of clean energy can facilitate sustainable energy expansion and efforts to address climate change.
Lists of Environmental Goods: An Overview By Mahesh Sugathan, ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy; Information Note, December 2013. Formal trade negotiations on liberalising environmental goods and services were launched at the Doha Ministerial Conference in 2001. Subsequently many WTO Members submitted lists of what they deemed were environmental goods. The unresolved issue of the definition of an environmental good and differing interpretations of scope has since cast its shadow on the talks.
International Trade and Access to Sustainable Energy: Issues and Lessons from Country Experiences, By Madhavan Nampoothiri and Hari Manoharan, ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy, Overview, December 2013. How can trade policy respond to the needs and concerns of more than a billion people in the developing world that lack access to energy for fulfilling their daily needs such as cooking and lighting? An effective way would be address trade barriers to sustainable energy goods that are critical to providing such access.
Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Measures in Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) . By Markus W. Gehring, Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Fabiano de Andrade Correa, Patrick Reynaud, Alexandra Harrington, Rodrigo Mella. ICTSD Global Platform on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainable Energy; Overview, August 2013. Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) are increasingly used for addressing sustainable development goals by including provisions on climate change and sustainable energy.