Joint statement of price agreement over Chinese photovoltaic products to be exported to the EU (full text)

By | July 28, 2013

Consolidated Report by ChinaAbout.net: Last night, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME), China Photovoltaic Industry Alliance and five industrial organizations jointly published the “Joint statement of price agreement over Chinese photovoltaic products to be exported to the EU”, the full text in English version reads as follows:

After the two sides’ arduous negotiations, China PV industry representatives and the European Commission have reached a price guarantee in respect of the trade dispute over the Chinese photovoltaic products to be exported to the EU. This price agreement reflects the commitment and wishes of most PV enterprises in China. Under bilateral trade and price arrangements, Chinese PV products can still be exported to the EU and occupy a reasonable market share. China CCCME, China Renewable Energy Society, Trans Union New Energy Chamber of Commerce, China Association of Resources Comprehensive Utilization of Renewable Energy Professional Committee and China Photovoltaic Industry Association on behalf of the Chinese PV industry welcome this agreement.

The European PV industry and the Chinese PV industry are at in different segments in the chain of the global PV industry with significant common interests. The peaceful resolution of the trade disputes over the photovoltaic products will bring win-win results which are mutually beneficial and conducive to common development of the global PV industry as well as creating a good environment for the development of the China-EU bilateral trade relations.

The PV trade friction is the largest trade dispute case in the history of the Sino-Europe trade which attracted the attention of Chinese and the EU leaders. Premier Li Keqiang and European Commission President Barroso communicated in person which laid a good foundation for the two sides to reach a political commitment. State Council leaders, the Ministry of Commerce and the relevant government departments concerned to support the development of Chinese PV industry; national governments and EU leaders, industry organizations, and many companies also supported the resolution of the trade disputes through consultations to which the China’s PV industry expresses its heartfelt thanks!

More emphasis on industrial planning is needed to facilitate the development of the Chinese PV industry in term of international market diversification, international and domestic market balance, coordinated of new technologies, materials and equipment manufacturing.

The Chinese PV industry has been working to maintain a fair international trade environment and opposes any trade protectionism and advocates to resolve trade disputes through negotiation. In the future, China’s PV industry organizations will continue to play their role in promoting technological progress and guiding the industry self-regulation, and contribute more to the healthy development of Chinese PV industry and export order.

Profile of CCCME

Founded in July of 1988, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (hereinafter as CCCME), is a nationwide industrial and nonprofit organization, formed jointly and voluntarily by various economic organizations engaged in manufacturing, import and export and other related activities in machinery and electronic industry. As the only nationwide chamber of commerce in machinery and electronic sector, CCCME has nearly 10,000 members, including both leading enterprises and small and medium-sized companies, representing the industry as a whole.

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