Indian Solar Manufacturer Files Anti-dumping Petition against Chinese Solar Modules and Cells: Report

Indian Solar Manufacturer Files Anti-dumping

Considering that cheaper Chinese modules are fueling Indian solar installations and have brought down tariffs to record low levels and the fact that the previous anti-dumping case was closed without a tariff imposition, it is difficult to see this petition going far. Anti-dumping cases are also not a short-term remedy and take years to complete. 

Homegrown solar manufacturers have filed anti-dumping petition with Ministry of Trade and Commerce, against Chinese solar modules and cells hoping that an interim duty will be levied claims Mercom citing industry sources.

The consultancy firm reports that the Ministry of Trade and Commerce has yet to accept or send official notification regarding the petition, which was filed June 5, 2017.

The firm notes that considering that cheaper Chinese modules are fueling Indian solar installations and have brought down tariffs to record low levels and the fact that the previous anti-dumping case was closed without a tariff imposition, it is difficult to see this petition going far. Anti-dumping cases are also not a short-term remedy and take years to complete.

This is not the first time that Indian manufacturer has filed a petition against China, in 2011-2012 manufacturers filed similar petition on cells and modules manufactured in China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Unites States. Similar petition was also filed in September 2015, putting in the request to investigate anti-dumping duties on the import of solar cells.

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