German police arrested a Chinese national at Munich airport last week before the start of the Intersolar Europe fair. The lawyer said that investigators are dealing with an arrested person who allegedly evaded anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties imposed on solar products in the European Union before September 2018. pv magazine.
Reports of the arrest of a Chinese national at Munich airport ahead of the start of Intersolar Europe caused a stir last week at The Smarter E show. A person identified as a senior sales representative for a Chinese module maker is under investigation by the German public prosecutor’s office in Augsburg for alleged crimes between 2015 and 2017.
The suspect and other individuals under investigation were allegedly involved in developing an illegal scheme to evade anti-dumping duties on Chinese imported solar modules. The accused is represented by lawyer Alexandra Gutmeyr.
The investigation by the public prosecutor’s office in Augsburg, which began several years ago, focuses on the alleged evasion of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties. In April 2018, customs investigators arrested three suspects for importing more than 400 solar products from China to the European Union. The defendants used intermediary companies in Greece and the Isle of Man to hide their activities and evaded approximately 35 million euros ($38.2 million) worth of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.
The minimum import prices for crystalline photovoltaic products introduced in the European Union in 2013 ended in September 2018 in accordance with the decision of the EU Commission.