DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation on EVA Sheet Imports for Solar Module

The move has come in response to the petition filed by the RenewSys India before the DGAD for imposition of anti-dumping duty on EVA sheet imports for solar module.

Solar Anti-Dumping Probe

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) has issued a notification with respect to ‘Initiation of anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheet for solar module” from China PR, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Thailand’.

The move has come in response to the petition filed by the RenewSys India Pvt. Ltd., a renewable energy arm of the Enpee Group, before the DGAD for imposition of anti-dumping duty on EVA sheet imports for solar module.

The EVA sheet is the polymer-based component used in the manufacturing of solar PV modules. RenewSys is the largest producer of EVA sheets in India, as per the notification.

Also, the company has claimed that they can produce all the widths and all the thicknesses of the EVA sheets as required by the module manufacturers.

The Enpee Group arm has also submitted support letters from Vishakha Renewables Pvt. Ltd and Allied Glasses Pvt. Ltd who are the producers of the EVA sheets. There is one more producer of the EVA sheets in India, namely Brij Foot Care.

Moreover, the DGAD will consider the investigation period from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. However, for the purpose of analyzing injury, the data of previous 3 years, i.e. from April 2014 to March 2015, April 2015 to March 16, April 2016 to March 17 and the period of investigation will be considered.

Meanwhile, the DGAD has asked all the interested parties to intimate their interest in the instant matter and file their questionnaire responses and offer their comments to the domestic industry’s application regarding the need to continue or otherwise the anti-dumping measures within 40 days from the date of initiation of this investigation.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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