Effect of US Anti-Dumping duties on China & Taiwan The US anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese and Taiwanese solar products has upended the global solar supply chain with manufacturers of both these countries setting / shifting factories in locations other than these two countries. We have already written about how Taiwanese cell makers are [...]

After the whole roar of US Chinese solar trade wars, the World Trade Organization (WHO) has pointed out that US has violated certain rules of international trading in fixing the duties. As a result of which, US needs to revise the duties so as to be in conformity with international rules of trading. USA had [...]

LDK to again get financial aid from Chinese banks? LDK Solar may get a $320 million loan from a consortium of Chinese banks, led by the China Development Bank (CDB). LDK Solar (LDK) has been running of fumes for most of the last year, as massive debt made the company post huge losses. The company [...]

Chinese Solar Market dominates globally The Chinese solar industry has been growing at a tremendous pace in the last 5-6 years and has now come to dominate the world in almost all parts of the supply chain. The western countries have been decimated and most of them have become marginal players. The European companies which [...]

Chinese Companies to open factories in USA to avoid Duties The Chinese companies may look to shift their factories abroad, as major trade partners are imposing new duties and restrictions on Chinese solar product imports. USA is planning to close the loopholes with regards to the anti-dumping and countervailing duties it had imposed on Chinese [...]

The Chinese Billionaire faces bankruptcy Xiaofeng Peng used to be one of the richest Chinese billionaires in 2008, when his company LDK Solar (LDK) went into an unprecedented expansion spree. The company which concentrated on making solar wafers made grandiose plans to build a huge polysilicon plant. The company took on massive amounts of debt [...]