Non-Tariff Barriers

EU Hikes Solar Target to 600 GW By 2030, 320 GW by 2025

Still reeling from the aftershocks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and it’s struggle to punish Russia adequately with trade sanctions on fossil fuel exports, the EU’s updated REpowerEU strategy has reworked the maths to raise its solar targets by a 10 to 20% by 2025 and 2030 respectively. The new targets are 320GW of […]

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AISIA Warns of Stockpiling of Solar Equipment, Seeks Safeguards

Industry body AISIA, or the All India Solar Manufacturers Association, has warned yet again of the dangers facing India’s domestic manufacturers. In a letter to the MNRE minister, the AISIA states that domestic manufacturers have been operating at 30% capacity, and the situation places at risk thousands of jobs in India. Almost 125 manufacturing units […]

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Safeguard Duty Update on Solar from Power Minister’s Press Conference

In his first formal update on the issue of Safeguard Duty (SGD) on solar imports, that expired yesterday, Power and MNRE minister R.K. Singh had a completely new take on the way forward. He was responding to a specific question asked on the issue by Saur Energy Asserting that the best way out was to […]

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R.K. Singh Acknowledges Tariff, Non-Tariff Barriers To Stay For Solar Equipment

In what seems to be a clear ramp up of pressure to buy locally and block imports, Power and MNRE Minister R.K. Singh has categorically referred to both tariff and non-tariff barriers as a way to achieve this objective. Speaking at an industry event on  self reliance in renewable energy manufacturing organised by the Confederation […]

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Govt Proposes Tariff, Non-Tariff Barriers to Restrict Imports in Power Sector

The government is proposing tariff and non-tariff barriers to restrict imports in the power sector, to reduce large scale presence of overseas equipment The government is proposing various tariff and non-tariff barriers to restrict imports in the sensitive and strategically important power sector where there is a large scale presence of overseas equipment, particularly from […]

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