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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Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from February 2019

Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from February 2019

February, the shortest month of the year, witnessed some big announcements for the domestic renewable industry, like the imposition of anti-dumping duty on tempered solar glass and EVA sheets. Here ...
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Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Domestic Solar Manufacturers Unhappy Months after Safeguard Duty Imposition

The imposition of safeguard duty on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia is proving to be a bigger issue for local manufacturers than was perhaps anticipated. Last ...
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Solar Imports and Exports

India’s Solar Exports Jumped by 223% While Imports Increased by 38% in Q3 2018

Indian solar imports spiked considerably in the third quarter (Q3) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the latest data from the Department of Commerce, solar modules and cells worth ...
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Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Government Asks Custom Authorities to Begin Collection of 25% Solar Safeguard Duty

Just a few days after the Supreme Court put aside the stay order on safeguard duty by the Orissa High Court, the Ministry of Finance has now issued an instruction ...
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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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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 ...
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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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 ...
Lack of Clarity in Safeguard Duty Pass-Through Option is Stifling Solar Project Development

Lack of Clarity on Safeguard Duty Pass-Through Option is Stifling Solar Project Development

The current widespread sentiment in the country’s solar industry is that of discontent and uncertainty, with sprinkles of hope. While the government’s ambitious solar trajectory is inching closer to its ...
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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DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar EVA Sheet Imports

Indian Solar Imports Witnessed 43% Increase While Exports Grew by 16% in 2017

In calendar year (CY) 2017, the Indian solar sector imported solar modules and cells totaling nearly $4.12 billion (~₹269 billion), a 43 percent increase from the $2.88 billion (~₹194 billion) ...
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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Madras High Court Puts a Temporary Stay on Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Madras High Court Puts Temporary Stay on Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

The Madras High Court has put a temporary stay on the recommendation to levy a 70 percent safeguard duty on the import of solar components to India. The stay order ...
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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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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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Anti-Dumping Investigation May Drag on for a Year

Anti-Dumping Investigation May Drag on for a Year

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 ...
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Solar Imports and Exports

Solar Imports Fell by 9 Percent Quarter-over-Quarter in Q2 2017, Ahead of Anti-Dumping Recommendations

In the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2017, export and import activity totaling $1.24 billion (~₹ 79.9 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This was $124.08 million (~₹11.1 billion) ...
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Import and Export

India Solar Imports Grow by 41 Percent, Exports Decline 49 Percent in the First Nine Months of Financial Year 2016-2017

In the nine months from April to December in financial year (FY) 2016-2017, export and import activity totaling $1.9 billion (~Rs.127 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This ...
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Import and Export

Solar Imports Grew by 40 Percent Year-over-Year, Exports Declined 22 Percent in the First Seven Months of Financial Year

In the seven months from April to October in financial year (FY) 2016-17, export and import activity totaling $1.22 billion (~Rs.83.22 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector. This ...
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Export Import

In the First Half of FY 2016-17 Solar Imports Grew by 47 Percent YoY and Exports by 12 Percent

In the first half of financial year (FY) 2016-17, import and export activity worth over $1 billion (~Rs.67 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, compared to $700 million ...
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Export Import

India Solar PV Imports and Exports Rising

India exported solar modules and cells worth $41 million (~Rs.2.74 billion) from April to July 2016, which was up 116 percent from the same time last year. During that same ...
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