Oral Hearing on India’s Solar Anti-Dumping Duty Probe on December 12

India’s aim to impose an Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) on imported solar panels is to boost sales of locally made ones.

An oral hearing on India’s Anti-Dumping Duty probe into imports of solar cells and modules from China, Taiwan and Malaysia will be held on 12 December.

Solar Anti-Dumping Probe

According to the notification issued by the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) to the domestic industry and other parties, the oral hearing will be chaired by Sunil Kumar, additional secretary and designated authority, in New Delhi.

The oral hearing was earlier scheduled on November 30. However, the legal representative of the domestic industry have sought postponement of the hearing citing their inconvenience to attend the same and has now been rescheduled on 12 December, 2017, the notification said.

As per reports, about 89 percent of the solar panels used in India are imported, mostly from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia whose products are around 10 percent cheaper than locally made ones.

According to renewable energy consultancy firm Bridge to India (BTI), “If India’s Anti-Dumping duty petition results in the introduction of trade barriers without other policy level reforms, it will fail to achieve its original goal of supporting domestic manufacturers. Nevertheless many people in the industry expect some form of duty to be brought in.”

India’s aim to impose an Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) on imported solar panels is to boost sales of locally made ones.

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