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Solar Import Woes. After Safeguard Duty Failure, No Easy Way Out

With a free trade agreement in place with Thailand, the government could find it more difficult than usual to impose any protection from imports from that country. The recently released figures on India’s Solar equipment Imports confirm what the Industry’s manufacturing body, the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has been claiming. The Safeguard Duty has […]

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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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India Won’t Impose Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Equipment

The decision had different effects on solar players in the country. On the one hand it had delighted manufacturers while as on the other hand it alarmed developers about the steep rise in input costs. Overruling the directorate general of safeguards’ recommendation of 70% levy on imported solar equipment, the government has reversed the decision […]

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Impose Safeguard Duty on Import of Solar Cells, says ISMA

The association has written to the Commerce Ministry favouring the Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) recommendation of imposition of 70% duty on imports of solar PV cells and modules. The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded from the government for the imposition of safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules, saying it would be significant to […]

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India Should Open Up Solar PV Market, says Trina Solar

“If costs of making in India do not support the economics of production for the customer, it makes our job difficult. Our basic principle is to provide value for the customer. If the local customer cannot afford our products, that makes it difficult for us to produce,” Gao Jifan said. Chinese solar giant Trina Solar […]

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Madras High Court Issues Stay On Safegaurd Duty Till February 2nd

Madras High Court has put a stayed order on the proposal to impose a 70 percent ‘provisional safeguard duty’ on imported solar modules til 02/02/2018. Madras High Court has put a stayed order on the proposal to impose a 70 percent ‘provisional safeguard duty’ on imported solar modules til 02/02/2018. The proposal was made by […]

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RK Singh Comes to Rescue Solar Projects From Uncertainty of Anti-dumping Duty

Extending his support to the industry, the minister mentioned while the decision on anti-dumping duty on solar imports is still undeclared. The Minister of power, new and renewable energy RK Singh commented that the new bidders and the existing solar energy projects should be protected from the uncertainty of antidumping duties on import of low […]

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Sudden Imposition of Anti Dumping Duty Can Disrupt Ongoing Solar Projects, Renewable Ministry Cautions

MNRE notification has cautioned Directorate General of Anti Dumping against imposing high solar duties Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has cautioned anti dumping authorities against imposing high duties on imported solar equipment on the grounds that this can increase tariffs, make several projects unviable and seriously hamper the growth of the sector. According […]

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