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India Appeals Against Certain Rulings by WTO Dispute Panel

India is challenging certain parts of rulings given by the WTO dispute settlement panel on a solar case against the US, according to a communication by the global body. India is challenging certain parts of rulings given by the WTO dispute settlement panel on a solar case against the US, according to a communication by the World […]

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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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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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China Challenges US Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports before WTO

China Government has requested WTO dispute consultations with the U.S. to take appropriate measures at the state and municipal level that provide incentives for the use of domestically sourced renewable energy products and technologies for dispute settlement. Adding to its wide range of conflicts with U.S., China has questioned the U.S. imposed safeguard duties on […]

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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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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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Sudden Imposition of Anti Dumping Duty Can Disrupt Ongoing Solar Projects, Renewable Ministry Cautions

MNRE notification has cautioned Directorate General of Anti Dumping against imposing high solar duties Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has cautioned anti dumping authorities against imposing high duties on imported solar equipment on the grounds that this can increase tariffs, make several projects unviable and seriously hamper the growth of the sector. According […]

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Cheap Chinese Imports Burn Domestic Solar Cell, Module Makers

Solar cell and module makers were hoping for incentives to scale up production, but it seems like Union Budget disappointed them. Indian solar cells and modules manufacturers have not able to cash in on the opportunity of rising solar power installations thanks to Chinese competition. Between April and October 2016, India imported solar power material […]

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