No Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports for Now, Says Ministry of Finance

Parliamentary Report Says Solar Jobs Have Been Lost Due to Poor Enforcement of DGAD Findings

A parliamentary standing committee report has alleged that thousands of jobs may have been lost due to dumping of solar panels. The report does not cite a credible source or ...
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A Roundup of Trade Disputes Affecting India's Solar and Wind Sectors

A Roundup of Trade Disputes Affecting India’s Solar and Wind Sectors

As renewable installations grow in India, the number of trade disputes affecting the sector has grown as well. Without quick resolution, achieving the government’s renewable energy installation target of 175 ...
DGAD to Hold Oral Hearing of Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

DGAD to Hold Oral Hearing of Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has announced that it is going to hold an oral hearing of the ongoing the anti-dumping investigation concerning the import ...
Month in a Minute_ Important Headlines from Indian Solar Industry in May 2018

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines from Indian Solar Industry in May 2018

Here is a recap of all the important headlines from India’s solar and other renewables from May 2018 - Solar and non-solar REC trading witnessed a spike in May 2018 ...
DGAD Re-Examines Findings of Anti-Dumping Investigation for Wind Casting Imports

DGAD Re-Examines Findings of Anti-Dumping Investigation for Wind Casting Imports

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has re-examined the final findings of the anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of castings for wind-operated electricity generators exported from China ...
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Department of Commerce to Soon Have Directorate General of Trade Remedies

Department of Commerce to Soon Have Directorate General of Trade Remedies

The government of India’s Department of Commerce will soon have a Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR). The Commerce and Industry Minister, Suresh Prabhu, has given his approval for the ...
Status of Solar Glass and Back Sheets after Safeguard Duty

Oral Hearing in the Ongoing Solar Glass Import Case to be Held on June 11, 2018

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has fixed June 11, 2018, as the date of oral hearing for the ongoing solar glass import case from Malaysia ...
April 2018 Highlights: Major Developments in India’s Renewable and Solar Sectors

April 2018 Highlights: Major Developments in India’s Renewable and Solar Sectors

As the country entered its new financial year, there was a flurry of developments in the domestic renewable energy sector, especially solar. There were numerous significant announcements made in the ...
DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar EVA Sheet Imports

DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has initiated an investigation on import of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, Malaysia, ...
Solara Policy Roundup_ Key Announcements by Government Agencies in March 2018

Solar Policy Roundup: Key Announcements by Government Agencies in March 2018

Central and state government agencies made several important announcements in March that were designed to bolster the development of the domestic renewable energy sector. The following are some of the ...
DGAD Extends Response Deadline in Malaysian Solar Glass Import Case

DGAD Extends Response Deadline in Malaysian Solar Glass Import Case

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has extended the deadline for the stakeholders to submit responses in the ongoing solar glass import case from Malaysia. The ...
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Update: MNRE Clarifications on Change in Law for Solar Projects

Withdrawn Anti-Dumping Case Terminated by DGAD, New Petition to be Filed in April

The Office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) has officially terminated the investigation process for the anti-dumping petition filed by Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) in June 2017 and later ...
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Domestic Solar Manufacturers Withdraw Anti-Dumping Petition

BREAKING: Petitioners Withdraw Solar Anti-Dumping Case, to Refile Next Week

In a significant development, Indian solar manufacturers have withdrawn the anti-dumping petition filed with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce against solar cell and module imports from China, Taiwan and ...
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Madras High Court Postpones Safeguard Duty Hearing to March 2, 2018

Madras High Court Postpones Safeguard Duty Hearing to March 2, 2018

The Safeguard Duty case in the Madras High Court will continue to be dragged on for some more time. According to Mercom’s sources in the court, the Madras High Court ...
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Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian Solar Installations Grew by 123% to Reach a Record 9.6 GW in 2017

Indian solar installations in calendar year 2017 grew exponentially with the addition of 9,629 MW in new large-scale and rooftop solar capacity. The installation total was more than double the ...
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India Launches Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Glass Imports from Malaysia

India Launches Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Glass Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia is now under the scanner of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) for export of textured tempered glass (solar glass), whether coated or uncoated, from Malaysia to ...
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70% Provisional Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

Directorate General Recommends 70% Provisional Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

In a preliminary finding, the Directorate General of Safeguards Customs and Central Excise has recommended a 70 percent safeguard duty on solar cells imported from China and Malaysia for a ...
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ISA Discusses Recommendations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Ahead of Next Budget

ISA Discusses Recommendations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Ahead of Next Budget

In a recent meeting with a delegation from the Indian Solar Association (ISA) and the Finance Minister of India, the ISA voiced its concerns over an anti-dumping duty and the ...
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India Solar Anti-dumping DGAD Oral Hearing

Both Sides Present Their Arguments at DGAD Hearing on Solar Anti-Dumping Investigation

The Office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) held an oral hearing regarding the anti-dumping petition filed by the Indian Manufacturers Association (ISMA) against cells and modules from China, ...
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Indian Solar Imports Drop 40 Percent in Q3 but Still Up Significantly Year-over-Year

Indian Solar Imports Drop 40 Percent in Q3 but Still Up Significantly Year-over-Year

Import and export activity in the Indian solar sector dropped by $464.15 million (~₹30 billion) quarter-over-quarter to $776.08 million (~₹49.9 billion) in the third quarter of calendar year 2017. By ...
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Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3

Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3 as Uncertainties Loom

Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, up 300 MW from Q2 according to the recently released India Solar Market Update by Mercom India Research. However, like in ...
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DGAD Oral Hearing on Solar Anti-dumping

Update: India – Anti-Dumping on Solar Imports; Oral Hearing to be Held on December 12, 2017

An oral hearing regarding the ongoing anti-dumping investigation into solar imports from China PR, Chinese Taipei, and Malaysia will now be held on November 30, 2017 December 12, 2017. The office ...
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USITC Recommendations

U.S. ITC Recommends Lower than Expected Tariff in Suniva Antidumping Case, Setting a Precedent for India

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has announced antidumping tariff recommendations in the 30-35 percent range, much lower than what Suniva and SolarWorld were looking for. The full set of ...
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India Renewable Energy September 2017

India Renewable Energy News and Policy Roundup for September 2017

Several important renewable energy policies especially in solar were announced last month in India. Notable news was the Rewa payment guarantee announcement from Madhya Pradesh. State Agencies The Rajasthan Renewable ...
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DGAD Examines 17 Suppliers

Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties Examines 17 Suppliers from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia

The office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has sampled the solar modules and cells exported by 17 companies from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia as part ...
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