Just had a great morning with Anthea Mcintyre who is our area MEP. We discussed the renewable industry and some of the impacts of EU intervention in addition to wider developments in the industry. Look forward to seeing you again.
One of the significant issues is that UK and European
solar suppliers and customers are facing confusion over supply and pricing because of European Commission
moves to require the registration of all solar products imported from China that may lead to a future levy payment.
early March importers of solar modules, cells and solar wafers must specify at
customs whether the products were imported from China or were produced mainly
in China. Importers may pay duties on these products if retroactive measures
are imposed by the EC.
Commission will announce in early June whether to apply provisional
anti-dumping duties and by early August on whether to impose preliminary
countervailing levies. The duties would apply for five years. If tariffs are
imposed, they can be collected 90 days retroactively, therefore from March
So if you are purchasing Solar PV - ensure that your quote is for ''levy paid'' panels or you may face a price rise and or delay in supply. Of course, this is what you will receive from Caplor.