On 28 February 2012, the European Commission launched an anti-dumping investigation into imports of solar glass originating in China, following a complaint lodged on 15 January 2013, by industry association EU Pro Sun. Provisional findings will be issued within nine months of the opening of the investigation, namely by November 2013. From this date, provisional duties may be imposed on Chinese imports for a six-month period. Hereafter the Council of the European Union is legally obliged to take a final decision on the imposition of any definitive anti-dumping measures within 15 months of the investigation being started. In the present case, that means before 28 May 2014.
The press release announcing the opening of this investigation is available via the following link: https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=872