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SPDA Eyes Full Exemption from Safeguard Duty on Solar Equipment

Such safeguard duty on solar equipment could also kill thousands of job created from the down-stream activities of solar power generation including the manufacturing sector. The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has sought complete exemption of safeguard duty on solar equipment for ongoing project. It believes that such a move can jeopardise investments worth Rs 1 […]

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Industry Splits on DGTR’s Proposed Imposition of Safeguard Duty

Safeguard duty is bound to ensure an even playing field for both domestic and imported products, says Sunil Rathi. The solar industry has divided into two parts after the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended, recently, imposition of safeguard duty for two years on imports of solar cell from China and Malaysia. It […]

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DGTR Recommends Safeguard Duty of 25% on Solar Panel Imports for First Year

The Directorate General of Trade Restrictions (DGTR) has recommended imposing a safeguard duty on solar panels and modules imported from China and Malaysia for two years – 25% for the first year, 20% for the next six months and 15% in the last phase, citing injury to domestic industry. This follows seven months of intense […]

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ISMA Demands 95% Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells Import

Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), during a public hearing called by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), has demanded imposition of 95 percent safeguard duty on imported solar cells and modules, aiming to protect the domestic players from cheap inbound shipments. During hearing, the directorate heard different sections of solar energy sector on safeguard […]

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Safeguard Duty on Solar Equipment Likely to Hit India’s 100 GW Goal by 2022

The solar developers opined that it would directly affect 25 GW volume under various stages of implementation and hit out thousands of jobs in the segment. Implementation of proposed safeguard duty may hit the country’s most ambitious target of installing 100 GW capacity by 2022, believes Indian solar power developers. The solar developers opined that it would […]

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