The anti-dumping investigation on solar imports from China, Taiwan and Malaysia may drag on for a year.
The deadline to submit data pertaining to solar exports to India by companies from China, Taiwan and Malaysia ended on September 12, 2017.
When asked how long the office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) India will take to provide anti-dumping recommendations, a high-ranking DGAD official told Mercom, “We have received numerous responses from exporters and stakeholders; it will take a few months to sift through all the data and arrive at conclusions.”
“The law provides the DGAD’s office to submit recommendations within a year. We are working on a war footing to get this done – we cannot say exactly how many months will it take,” added the DGAD official.
Initially DGAD had said back in July that the investigation results could be announced as early as the end of September.
The delay in antidumping recommendations though welcome to some segments of the market will continue to create uncertainty in the sector. The results from the Suniva anti-dumping investigation and the recommendation from the U.S. International Trade Commission is expected to come on September 22nd and could have some influence on the investigation in India.
The DGAD’s office initiated anti-dumping proceedings in July 2017, and the solar sector has been in a state of flux ever since.
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.