On July 25, 2014, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its affirmative preliminary
determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon
photovoltaic products from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Taiwan
Commerce preliminarily determined that certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China
and Taiwan have been sold in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 26.33 to 165.04
percent, and 27.59 to 44.18 percent, respectively.
The merchandise covered by these investigations are crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and
modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not
partially or fully assembled into other products, including building integrated materials. For purposes
of this investigation, subject merchandise also includes modules, laminates and/or panels assembled
in the subject country consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells that are completed or
partially manufactured within a customs territory other than that subject country, using ingots that are
manufactured in the subject country, wafers that are manufactured in the subject country, or cells
where the manufacturing process begins in the subject country and is completed in a non-subject
Subject merchandise includes crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of thickness equal to or greater
than 20 micrometers, having a p/n junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has
undergone other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning etching, coating, and/or addition
of materials (including, but not limited to, metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and
forward the electricity that is generated by the cell.
Excluded from the scope of this investigation are thin film photovoltaic products produced from
amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS).
Also, excluded from the scope of this investigation are any products covered by the existing
antidumping and countervailing duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not
assembled into modules, from the People’s Republic of China. See Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic
Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Amended
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 73018
(December 7, 2012); Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into
Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 77 FR 73017 (December
Merchandise covered by these investigations is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030,
8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000. These
HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of
the scope of these investigations is dispositive.