AllBright wins the case in Europe Court representing Chinese PV Industry2016-02-142101
On February 1, 2016, the General Court of Europe dismissed the complaint lodged by SolarWorld and other PV producers in the EU against the European Council applying for partial annulment of the anti-dumping and countervailing measures imposed by European Commission against Chinese PV products (i.e. application for annulment of the price undertaking under Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1239/2013 and No 1238/2013). The Court considered that price undertaking is an integral part of the Council Implementing Regulation, and thus dismissed the complaint of the applicants.
This case was lodged by SolarWorld, Brandoni Solare SPA and Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA on August 1, 2013 to the General Court of Europe (Case No.: T‑141/14 and T-142/14), applying for partial annulment of the anti-dumping and countervailing measures of the European Council regulation concerning PV, specifically, annulment of the price undertaking clauses therein. Although this case is an administrative litigation under EU legal framework, it concerns the interests of Chinese PV exporters. Therefore, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (“CCCME”) engaged AllBright Law Offices and a European law firm to represent CCCME to participate in the litigation as a third party to state the non-severability of the price undertaking clause and the contested regulations. Finally, after two and a half years’ legal proceeding, the General Court supported the defense of the CCCME and dismissed the complaints of EU PV producers.