Solar imports

BCD on Chinese Imports to be Delayed by 2-3 Weeks: MNRE

The basic customs duty (BCD) on solar imports from China, which was supposed to be implemented from August 1, 2020, will be delayed by 2-3 weeks. The basic customs duty (BCD) on solar imports from China, which was supposed to be implemented from August 1, will be delayed for another two to three weeks, per […]

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With SGD Extended by 1 Year, Manufacturer’s Eye BCD Announcement in August

Following the recommendations of the DGTR (Directorate General of Trade Remedies) last week, the government has formally notified the extension of the Safeguard Duty (SGD) by a year on Chinese origin solar equipment. The extension, till July 29, 2021, seeks to protect Indian manufacturers from alleged dumping by Chinese firms. Interestingly, there is no mention […]

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With Focus On Chinese Imports, Familiar Tussle Returns For Solar Sector

Imports in the solar sector, where Chinese origin equipment is said to account for anything between 78 percent to 85 percent of equipment used, are back in focus. Reports quoting sources say that the government has sought product-wise details of cheap imports, comparison with domestic prices and tax disadvantage, if any, from industry to curb […]

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Taiwan Talks ‘India SGD’ with WTO

The global trade body has affirmed that the subject matter put up by Taiwan does not fall under its dispute settlement system. After India has imposed a safeguard duty on solar imports from China and Malaysia, Taiwan is second in row after Malaysia to seek consultations under World Trade Organization’s Safeguard Agreement. However, the global […]

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SC Upholds Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

If the petition by ACME Solar Holdings is upheld in Supreme Court, the safeguard duty collected from the importers will be refunded. Adding to the joy of Indian solar manufacturers and woes of solar developers, Supreme Court (SC), on being approached by Government of India, has stayed the Orissa High Court’s interim order restricting safeguard […]

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EU Exempts China from Import Restrictions; Mulls Restricting US

EU’s move of withdrawing restrictions came in after Brussels and Beijing mull to be more defensive of the U.S solar markets being more cooperative in their own trade policies. European Union (EU)has lifted five-year old protectionism restrictions on solar panel imports from China paving way to protecting the domestic developers and manufacturers from the U.S. […]

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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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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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