Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

India’s Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty from June 5, 2019

The United States President Donald Trump has ended India’s designation as a beneficiary developing country, thereby ending duty-free status of about 2,000 products amounting to approximately $6 billion, including solar ...
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Chinese Solar Panels Free from EU Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Measures

India Imposes Anti-dumping Duty on Import of Solar EVA Sheets from 4 Countries

The government of India has notified the imposition of anti-dumping duty on the ‘Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)’ sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand ...
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India Imposes Anti-dumping Duty on Import of Tempered Solar Glass from Malaysia for Five Years

India Imposes Anti-dumping Duty on Import of Tempered Solar Glass from Malaysia for 5 Years

The government of India has imposed anti-dumping duty on the import of textured tempered coated and uncoated glass from Malaysia for five years, according to the notification released by the ...
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India Likely to Impose Anti-dumping Duty on EVA Sheet Imports for 5 Years

India Likely to Impose Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar EVA Sheet Imports for 5 Years

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duty on the imports of the Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, ...
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Orissa High Court Safeguard Duty Case

Solar Safeguard Duty Notification Should be Treated as Change in Law: MERC

The Ministry of Finance’s notification that imposed the Safeguard Duty is an event of Change in Law, and therefore the additional expenditure and other impacts will be considered for reimbursement ...
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News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in January 2019

News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in January 2019

The first month of 2019 witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. For instance, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR ) issued its final findings for the ...
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Solar Developers Request Exemption from Safeguard Duty for Ongoing Projects

Solar Manufacturing Units in India’s SEZs will Have to Pay Safeguard Duty

Solar module and cell manufacturers in India who are operating in special economic zones (SEZs) will not benefit from the levy of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports. These ...
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Month in a Minute: Important News from Indian Solar Industry in October 2018

Month in a Minute: Important News from Indian Solar Industry in October 2018

The month of October witnessed some key announcements in the Indian solar industry. For example, India’s solar installations recorded in the first half (1H) of calendar year 2018 totaled almost ...
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Supreme Court Allows Government to Levy 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Supreme Court Allows Government to Levy 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

India will soon begin with the imposition of safeguard duty on solar cells and modules which had been put on hold by the government. In a significant order, the Supreme ...
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Ministry of Finance Clarifies Safeguard Duty Assessment Tariff Code

Ministry of Finance Clarifies Solar Safeguard Duty Assessment Tariff Code

The Ministry of Finance has issued a new memorandum clarifying that only goods specifically classified under tariff item 8541 40 11 (solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or ...
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Orissa High Court Safeguard Duty Case

Orissa High Court Sets September 19 as Next Hearing Date in Solar Safeguard Duty Case

The Orissa High Court today heard the petition filed against the levy of safeguard duty and fixed September 19, 2018, as the next date of hearing for the case. This means ...
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SECI, Solar, PV, Grid-Connected, Standalone

Orissa High Court Sets Next Hearing for Solar Safeguard Duty Case on August 27, 2018

The Orissa High Court today heard the petition filed against the levy of safeguard duty and fixed August 27, 2018, as the next date of hearing for the case. When ...
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No Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports for Now, Says Ministry of Finance

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

Considering the recent stay order put in force by the Orissa on the safeguard duty notification, the Ministry of Finance has now announced that the government will, for the time ...
Orissa High Court Asks Ministry of Finance to Withdraw Safeguard Duty Notification

Orissa High Court Asks Ministry of Finance to Withdraw its Solar Safeguard Duty Notification

Weeks after the announcement of safeguard duty imposition on solar imports from China and Malaysia, the Orissa High Court today heard the petition filed by Hero Future Energies, ACME, and ...
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MNRE Urges Ministry of Finance to Exempt Ongoing Solar Projects from Safeguard Duty

MNRE Urges Ministry of Finance to Exempt Ongoing Solar Projects from Safeguard Duty

One of the biggest questions since the announcement of a 25 percent safeguard duty on imported solar modules and cells from China and Malaysia is about the impact on solar ...
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The United States Exempts Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty of 25%

India Imposes 25% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels from China and Malaysia

The government  has levied safeguard duty of 25 percent on solar imports from China and Malaysia. The Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) levied the duty based on the final recommendations ...
Orissa High Court Issues Temporary Stay on Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Orissa High Court Issues Temporary Stay on Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

The recommendation made by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR)  to impose a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports has displeased both developers and manufacturers for different reasons ...
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Solar Developers Request Exemption from Safeguard Duty for Ongoing Projects

Solar Developers Request Exemption from Safeguard Duty for Ongoing Projects

As the ongoing uncertainty around Safeguard Duty imposition looms large over the domestic solar sector, the Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the commerce ministry seeking complete exemption of ...
US, EU Countries on the List of 25% Solar Safeguard Duty Recommended by India’s DGTR

US, EU Countries on the List of 25% Solar Safeguard Duty Recommended by India’s DGTR

The United States, the European Union, and other developed countries will be on the receiving end of the 25 percent safeguard duty if the Government of India accepts the recommendations ...
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 ...
Domestic Manufacturers Ask for 95% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels

Domestic Manufacturers Ask for 95% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels

The growth of India’s solar sector is being hampered by the proposed safeguard duty. Earlier this year, more than 2 GW of planned solar tenders were postponed across the three ...
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Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Public Hearing on Safeguard Duty Investigation of Solar Imports Set for June 26, 2018

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), a body formed under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, will hold a public hearing on the ongoing investigation in the case of ...
India to Not Levy Provisional Safeguard Duty of 70 Percent on Solar Imports for Now

India to Not Levy ‘Provisional’ Safeguard Duty of 70 Percent on Solar Imports for Now

Module suppliers can heave a sigh of relief for now as they will not have to pay the 'provisional' Safeguard Duty of 70 percent for a period of 200 days ...
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 ...