DGAD Calls Off Anti-Dumping Investigation on Solar Imports Against 3 Nations

In July 2017, the India Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) had filed a petition with the government to probe solar cell and module imports.

Solar Anti-Dumping Probe

The Directorate General of Anti-dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) has terminated the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Solar Cells whether or not assembled in modules or Panels” originating in or exported from China, Taiwan and Malaysia.

According to the DGAD notification,  it stated, “in view of the request of the applicant and the provision in Rule 14 (a) of the Anti-Dumping Rules, the Authority is constrained to terminate the present antidumping investigation concerning imports of “Solar Cells whether or not assembled partially or fully in modules or Panels or on glass or some other suitable substrates” originating in or exported from China PR, Taiwan and Malaysia initiated on 21.7.2017 vide Notification No.6/30/2017-DGAD.”

It further reads, “The Authority however notes that the reason cited by the domestic industry for termination of the petition is devoid of any merit. It is noted that every industry operates in dynamic market conditions and that injury position varies almost on day-to-day basis and so it is not something unique to this particular petitioner only. The Authority further notes that in every investigation the injury suffered, if any , by the domestic industry is bound to undergo change during the course of the investigation. The Authority therefore notes that if petitions start getting withdrawn on account of change in the injury to the petitioners during the course of the investigation, then it will lead to a chaotic situation. The Authority thus reiterates that the arguments advanced for withdrawal of the petition are not convincing.”

In July 2017, the India Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) had filed a petition with the government to probe solar cell and module imports.

 The request to terminate the present investigation has been made by the domestic industry.

For further information, go through the detailed DGAD notification here

 

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