Renewables

Turkey introduces import tariffs for solar panels

Turkey-introduces-import-tariffs-for-solar-panels

Photo: DCStudio on Freepik

Published

March 27, 2024

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

March 27, 2024

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Importers of solar power panels from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Croatia and Jordan to Turkey will be charged USD 25 per square meter. The measure targets equipment originating from China.

Unlike the European Union, which is still against protecting its solar industry with customs tariffs, Turkey rolled out antidumping duties for photovoltaic panels from China seven years ago. Moreover, it now started to charge USD 25 per square meter for the equipment shipped from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Croatia and Jordan.

While the first three are among the world’s top producers of solar panels, the measure is primarily aimed at reexports from China. The country controls a whopping 80% of the global market. In particular, the tariffs are charged for solar cells.

The EU is facing an exodus of solar manufacturers. Conversely, Turkey conditions participants in renewable energy auctions to source equipment and labor domestically. The government is also handing out hefty subsidies for solar module and wind turbine plants and other technologies.

The Ministry of Trade started the investigation of unfair competition practices in November.

Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır said a month ago that Turkey is the first in Europe in solar panel production.

Renewables accounted for 99.5% of electricity generation capacity added last year. The government aims to increase their share to 65% by 2035, from 56%, registered at the end of 2023.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Belgrade Energy Forum greets top officials global investors renewables

Belgrade Energy Forum greets top officials, global investors in renewables

17 April 2024 - The sponsor roster for Belgrade Energy Forum 2024 is expanding with some of the most prominent global names in the renewables realm

Governments firms pledge support for solar manufacturing EU Solar Charter

Governments, firms pledge support for solar manufacturing with EU Solar Charter

17 April 2024 - A hundred representatives of the European solar sector and energy ministers from 23 member states have signed the EU Solar Charter

Federation of BiH auctions solar wind energy community

Federation of BiH drafts 2025-2030 renewable energy auctions plan

16 April 2024 - The incentives plan was published by the Federal Ministry of Energy, Mining and Industry in its draft decree on quotas for renewables

Greece-PPC-sets-sights-Italy-Croatia-in-tandem-Mytilineos

Greece’s PPC sets its sights on Italy, Croatia in tandem with Mytilineos

16 April 2024 - Public Power Corp. – PPC is about to pay out the first dividend in a decade and is widening the scope of its regional expansion