EU imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels

BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Commission announced on Tuesday it would impose anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar panels, defying German-led opposition and dire warnings from Beijing.

"Today, the European Commission has decided unanimously to impose (punitive) tariffs" on Chinese solar panels after finding they were being sold at up to 88 per cent below cost in the European market, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said.