May 8, 2013 / 10:19 AM / in 5 years

EU Commission agrees provisional duties on China solar panels: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission agreed on Wednesday to impose punitive import duties on solar panels from China, two EU officials said.

The European flag flies outside of the La Canada shopping centre in Marbella, southern Spain January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

The EU duties, which will come into effect by June 6 once the Commission publishes the decision in its Official Journal, will be set at an average of 47 percent, the officials told Reuters.

Reporting by Robin Emmott and Francesco Guarascio; editing by Rex Merrifield

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