28 Jul 2013

Solar panel imports dispute over

10:09 am on 28 July 2013

A dispute between the European Commission and China about imports of Chinese solar panels is over.

EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said on Saturday that a minimum price for the panels has been agreed.

The dispute began after the Commission imposed temporary anti-dumping levies. It argued that Chinese firms were undercutting rivals.

The BBC reports China is the world's largest producer of solar panels. Its exports to Europe totalled 21 billion euros ($US27 billion) in 2011.