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Domestic Solar Manufacturers Collateral Damage In Tussle Between Govt And SC

The ongoing tussle between the union government and the Supreme Court, where the apex court has repeatedly expressed its displeasure at the slow pace of filling of vacancies in courts, and lately in tribunals too, has come back to hurt solar manufacturers. Of course, for the sector as a whole, this is not the first […]

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With Safeguard Duty Expiry A Day Away, Solar Bodies in a Huddle For Way Forward

With the Safeguard Duty (SGD) on solar modules expiring tomorrow, there is predictable anxiety among Indian module manufacturers on the future after the duty expires. Currently, there is an ongoing investigation by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies against alleged Chinese dumping of modules, which has got delayed due to a court intervention. Thus, a […]

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DGTR’s Third Anti Dumping Investigation. Too Little, Too Late?

The announcement by the ministry of commerce and industry of the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) starting an anti-dumping probe on imports of solar cells imported from China, Vietnam, and Thailand was made yesterday. The move, while following due process as one would hope, leads to several questions regarding its relevance. Perhaps the only […]

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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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