World Trade Organization

WTO: US Challenges Ruling Favouring India on Solar

According to the WTO communication “the US hereby notifies its decision to appeal to the appellate body certain issues of law covered in the report of the panel in the US – certain measures relating to the renewable energy sector and certain legal interpretations developed by the panel”. Taking another step towards trade war brewing […]

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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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EU, Japan Criticized India for Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells

The EU, at the meeting of WTO’s Safeguards Committee, recalled that safeguard measures should only be imposed under exceptional circumstances, particularly if the imports that are causing problems come from predominantly one source. The decision by India to impose safeguard duty on imported solar cells drew flak from Japan and the European Union at World […]

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India Starts Probe into Dumping of EVA Sheets

The probing agency, Directorate General of Antidumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), an arm of commerce ministry, will investigate the imports of ‘Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules’. India has started a probe into the alleged dumping of EVA sheets, imported from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Thailand, which are used in […]

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Solar Industry Body Says Import Obligation on Solar Panels will Hurt Makers

India has 3.1 GW of the introduced limit of solar cells out of which 2 GW is arranged in SEZs. All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA), the industry assemblage of local solar power producers, today said it is against inconvenience of any sweeping protection obligation on import of solar panels and cells referring to worries […]

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US Takes India Back To World Trade Organisation in Solar Power Issue

In 2013, Washington had complained to the WTO, claiming that US exports of solar items to India had declined by 90% since 2011 because of India’s “discriminatory practices”. India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO’s dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, […]

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