Solar Equipment

AISIA Bats for 50% BCD on Solar Equipment

The Body urged Government of India on immediate implementation of BCD All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) has urged the government to impose at least 50% basic custom duty (BCD) on solar equipment for sustenance of domestic manufacturers. The country’s dependency on China for solar imports in FY20, was recorded at imports worth $1.3 billion. […]

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20% Duty on Solar Power Equipment to cut Imports: Anurag Thakur

The government is considering a 20% basic customs duty on solar equipment to discourage imports, particularly from China, Anurag Thakur has said. The government is considering a proposal by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to impose 20 percent basic customs duty on solar modules to provide an edge to domestic manufacturers and discourage imports, […]

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Valid PPAs Before Aug 1 to get Exemption on Higher Duty on Imports

Solar projects with valid PPAs before August 1, 2020, will be exempted from the proposed higher import duty on solar equipment and components. Solar power developers, that are still on course or in the process of starting work on the development of new solar projects in the country might be exempted from paying the newly proposed […]

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India Imported Solar Equipment Worth $1.18 Bn From China Between April-December

India imported solar cells and modules worth USD 1,179.89 million from China in the first nine months of the current financial year RK Singh has informed. India imported solar cells and modules worth USD 1,179.89 million from China in the first nine months — between April and December — of the current financial year (2019-20), union minister of new and renewable energy RK Singh has […]

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India Will Raise Import Duty on Solar Equipment Soon: R K Singh

India will increase import duty on solar equipment to encourage domestic industry in the coming years, Power Minister R K Singh said. India will increase import duty on solar equipment to encourage domestic industry in the coming years, Power Minister R K Singh said. He also announced that a storage policy will be unveiled soon which […]

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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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Anti-Dumping & Safeguard Duties- A Cloud of Uncertainty Still Remain to be Cleared

Despite a significant move taken by the Indian government a month ago, to promote the power of solar in tackling climate change globally, where, India took centre stage by leading the bunch of nations from across the globe during the International Solar Alliance (ISA) founding ceremony. India, too, is dealing with various bottlenecks on domestic […]

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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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