Trina Solar Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce's Announcement of Preliminary Findings in Countervailing Investigations on Certain Solar Energy Products Originating in China

CHANGZHOU, China, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or "Company") notes  the preliminary findings on June 3, 2014 by the U.S. Department of Commerce relating to the countervailing duty investigation concerning imports into the U.S. of certain crystalline silicon solar finished products and components from China. Trina Solar is one of the China-based suppliers of these products to the U.S.

According to the Commerce Preliminary Subsidy Rate scheme, preliminary subsidy rates ranging from 18.56% to 35.21% were assigned to the exporters in China. Trina Solar as a compulsory respondent is found to be subject to a preliminary rate of 18.56%, the lowest among the Chinese exporters. 

Trina Solar is disappointed by the preliminary findings and believes the allegations made by SolarWorld are contrary to the principles of free and fair trade, and are unfounded. Trina Solar's transactions with all its customers in the United States are in accordance with international trade practices.

As a company, Trina Solar is dedicated to bringing the benefits of clean and innovative solar energy products and services to our customers around the world, and we remain committed to serving our many customers and business partners in the U.S. where we have built a solid and long-standing reputation for high quality products and services. With deploying the strategy prepared for further growing Trina Solar's business in the US market, our competitive cost structure, our in house manufacturing abilities, our brand and quality recognition in the market will provide us the competitive strengths not only amongst the Chinese solar manufacturers but also globally. We believe we will continue to grow our business in US profitably, and we will continue to play an important role in the U.S. market and serve our customers in the region.

In addition to the  U.S., Trina Solar continues to see robust demand for its products, driven largely by growth from key geographical regions, particularly China and Japan. At the same time, Trina Solar is able to achieve geographical diversification of its  business , as previously noted, its sales from new and emerging markets also continue to accelerate.

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company's industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit

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Trina Solar Limited

Teresa Tan, CFO

Phone:  (86) 519-8517-6823 (Changzhou)

Brunswick Group

Ilse Schache


Phone: (86) 10-6566-2256 (Beijing) 


Yvonne Young

Head of Investor Relations

Phone: (86) 519-8517-6878 (Changzhou)