US Imposes 25 Percent Import Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules from China

US Imposes 25 Percent Import Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules from China

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a 25 percent additional tariff on the import of 279 Chinese products, worth approximately $16 billion. Among these products, ...
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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Conducting Lab Tests on Solar PV Modules

CEL Invites EoI for Setting Up Solar Module and Cell Manufacturing Units

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has invited expression of interest (EoI) from interested parties to set up manufacturing facility in the ...
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Solar Imports to India Surge in Q1 2018

Solar Imports to India Surge in Q1 2018

In the first quarter (Q1) of calendar year (CY) 2018, India imported solar modules and cells worth over $1 billion and exported modules and cells worth approximately $19.15 million. There ...
Madras High Court Asks Customs to Clear Solar Modules Without Paying Safeguard Duty

Madras High Court Dismisses Petition Filed Against Levy of Safeguard Duty

The Madras High Court has dismissed the writ petition filed by domestic project developer Shapoorji & Pallonji against the levy of 70 percent safeguard duty for 200 days as prescribed ...
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Safeguard Duty Case Update: Parties to Provide Written Submissions to Madras High Court

Safeguard Duty Case Update: Parties to Provide Written Submissions to Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has asked domestic project developer Shapoorji Pallonji and the Office of the Director General (DG) of Safeguards to submit written statements on the ongoing safeguard duty ...
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In a significant development, Indian solar manufacturers have withdrawn the anti-dumping petition filed with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce against solar cell and module imports from China, Taiwan and ...
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WTO Agrees to Set Up Compliance Panel in the Ongoing India-US Solar Trade Dispute

WTO Agrees to Set Up Compliance Panel for the Ongoing India-US Solar Trade Dispute

In a relief for India, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed to set up a panel to look into the ongoing trade conflict ...
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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President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump today revealed the much-anticipated anti-dumping tariffs on imported solar cells and modules at 30 percent for the first year, which will gradually decline in five percent increments over a ...
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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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Anti-Dumping Duty Would Not Be Good for India in The Long Run

Longi Interview: Anti-Dumping Duty Would Not Be Good for India in The Long Run

The ongoing anti-dumping investigation has domestic manufacturers wondering about their fates. As the country looks toward a greener future with an expansion of the renewable energy sector in coming years, ...
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ISMA Files Petition Seeking Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

ISMA Files Petition Seeking Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Cells

The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has filed a petition with the Directorate General of Safeguards that seeks to impose a Safeguard Duty on imported solar cells from China, Malaysia, ...
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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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DCR Category to Officially End in December 2017

DCR Category to Officially End in December 2017

The United States and India have agreed that December 14, 2017 will be the last day for domestic content requirement (DCR) category. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Article ...
Where Are We With GST

BREAKING NEWS – It’s Official: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Confirms 5 Percent GST for Solar

India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, confirmed a solar GST rate of 5 percent at the 15th meeting of the GST Council held today. This official clarification ends a week of ...
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Revenue Secretary Says Solar Module GST Rate To Be 5 Percent

The Revenue Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Hasmukh Adhia, has tweeted that “all solar equipments and its parts would attract 5 percent GST only.” He has given statements ...
Solar Imports Grew by 34 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 58 Percent in the First 11 Months of Financial Year 2016-17

Solar Imports Grew by 34 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 58 Percent in the First 11 Months of Financial Year 2016-17

In the 11 months from April to February in financial year (FY) 2016-17, export and import activity totaling $2.61 billion (~Rs.175.7 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, according ...
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