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India’s Solar Race toward Next Decade

Buoyed by the quite impressive performance of India’s renewable energy sector and especially in the solar space in recent years, the Government of India took a daring move and revised its ambitious renewable energy targets from 175 GW to 227 GW by 2022. Following the move, it also aimed to auction 40 GW of renewable […]

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Malaysia Seeks Relief on India’s Solar Safeguard Duty from WTO

India had imposed safeguard duty of up to 25 per cent on solar cells imports from China and Malaysia for two years to protect domestic players from steep rise in inbound shipments. Malaysia has sought consultations with India under the WTO’s safeguard agreement against New Delhi’s decision to impose import duty on solar cells, the World Trade Organisation […]

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Orissa HC Hearing on ‘Solar Safeguard Duty Case’ on Sept’ 19

The new hearing date manifestly shows that the safeguard duty is yet to be implemented on the solar imports from China and Malaysia. Nearing the safeguard duty verdict, Orissa High Court has set September 19th, 2018 as the next date for the hearing of ‘Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports Case’. Coming as a historic wrestle […]

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Gujarat Tops in Terms of Approved Solar Power Generation Capacity

The approval of the solar energy capacity is to be generated at three solar parks namely Dholera, Radhanesada and Harshad. Gujarat state has topped another category of the renewable energy segment. It has been declared the state with the highest approved solar power generation capacity at various solar parks. Out of over 26,000 MW of […]

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MNRE Appeals Exclusion of Solar Projects under Execution from Safeguard Duty

The ministry has put up an urge to exclude projects bid out before 31st July as the safeguard duty came into effect on July 31st. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has urged the Finance Ministry to exempt solar projects under implementation from the 25 percent safeguard duty on solar goods from China […]

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Safeguard Duty: Manufacturers Back Govt Move; Raise Concerns on Clarity

If SEZ units are not exempted from SGD, it will lead to further job losses and harm the manufacturing ecosystem in India, which is already bleeding: Gyanesh Chaudhary Despite solar manufacturers’ welcomed the government’s move on safeguard duty imposition on solar imports from China and Malaysia, they have raised their concerns as well and want […]

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Orissa HC Issues Stay Order on Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports until August 20

The move came after the Directorate General of Trade Restrictions (DGTR) had recommended, last week, that safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Malaysia should be imposed for 2 years in a phased manner i.e. 25 percent for the first year, 20 percent for the first six months of the second year, and 15 […]

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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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