- On September 16 2017, the European Commission (EC) approved the new regulation for minimum-import-prices (MIP), which is expected to slowly remove the existing trade barriers for solar cell and module imports from China and Taiwan.
- In its new proposal, the European Commission (EU) states that “interested parties considered that a variable duty MIP will be more transparent, predictable and enforceable” and expects the international average prices recorded in Q1 2017 will be reached in the EU by September 2018.
- The new MIP regulation includes a price differentiation between poly and monocrystalline technologies for both PV cells and modules.
- IHS Markit anticipates that the step-wise reduction of the minimum import prices is likely to lead to some delay of project realization towards the second half of the year.
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