The European Union (EU) has raised the anti-dumping duties for the import of glass used in solar panels from China.

The revised regulation comes as the European Commission (EC) considers the low prices of these products are affecting manufacturers in Europe.

The anti-dumping duty rates have been revised to between 17.5 and 75.4% from the previous range of between 0.4 and 36.1%.

In November last year, solar industry association EU ProSun Glass has filed a request with the EC to revise the anti-dumping measures.

EU ProSun Glass is a joint initiative of group of EU solar industry members.

The EC evaluated two Chinese solar glass exporters, Flat Solar Glass and Xinyi PV Products, and identified a significant drop in export prices, reported Reuters.

Between December 2013 and November 2014, export prices of Flat Solar Glass and Xinyi PV Products dropped by 17.6% and 30.4%, , respectively. Consequently, the agency decided to revise anti-dumping duties.