safeguard duty

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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Financing Indian Sun

After out-passing teething troubles related to GST implementation, India firmly cements it’s place as the fastest growing major economy in the world by clocking GDP growth rate of 7.7 per cent during the January to March quarter of FY 18. India, being the Asia’s third-largest economy, clinched this position after surpassing China’s 6.8 per cent […]

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Duty Concerns, ISTS Issues May Delay Solar Auctions

NTPC deferred auction of 2,000 MW of solar capacity to the first week of June. However, the state-run power giant did not auction even in the first week of this month. Amid ambiguity about the imposition of 70 percent safeguard duty on solar equipment, there is an apprehension that solar auctions would be dragged further. […]

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DGTR to Hold Public Hearing on Safeguard Duty Investigation on June 26

The directorate is mandated to investigate the existence of serious injury or threat of serious injury to the domestic industry as a consequence of increased import of an article into India. India is targeting up to 100 gigawatts (GW) solar capacity by 2022. Under the Commerce Ministry, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) will hold […]

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Maharashtra Saw Overwhelming Response to 1000 MW Auction

Mahoba Solar got 200 MW at Rs 2.71 per unit while as Technique Solar got 20 MW at the same price. Similarly, others who participated in the auctions were ReNew Solar Power which got 250 MW; Acme Solar Holdings won 250 MW, Tata Power Renewable Energy that got 150 MW, and Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital that won 80 […]

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WTO: India Takes Stand against EU, Japan’s Opposition on Safeguard Duty

India’s preliminary safeguard on imported solar cells drew criticisms from the EU and Japan, which criticized the conduct of the investigation and the initial findings. Despite criticism from the European Union and Japan, India told to the World Trade Organization (WTO) committee that it had followed global trade rules while imposing safeguard duty on imported solar cells. On April 23, […]

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Adani’s Mundra Solar Seeks to be $1bn Firm in 2-3 Years

In next 2-3 years, it is also mulling to scale up its manufacturing capacity of modules and cells from the current 1,200 MW to around 3,000 MW. Adani Group’s solar PV manufacturing arm, Mundra Solar PV, eyes to become a USD 1 billion company over the next 2-3 years. In next 2-3 years, it is […]

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