- DGTR has confirmed it is terminating investigation into anti-dumping complaints regarding imported solar cells and panels
- ISMA approached the DGTR to withdraw the application that it had filed on behalf of Mundra Solar, Jupiter Solar and Jupiter International
- The association says the price pressure on the domestic industry due to dumping has eased to a considerable extent, hence the request to withdraw
The Indian Ministry of Commerce & Industry, through the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has terminated its ongoing anti-dumping investigation into imported solar cells from China, Thailand and Vietnam, after the original applicant India Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) withdrew the request.
For the background, DGTR launched the anti-dumping investigation into imported solar cells whether or not assembled into modules or panels in China, Thailand and Vietnam in May 2021, after ISMA filed a petition on behalf of Adani Group’s Mundra Solar PV Limited, Jupiter Solar Power Limited and Jupiter International Limited (see India PV News Snippets: JMK Research, CRISIL, DGTR).
While the investigation was on, India imposed Basic Customs Duty (BCD) of 25% on imported cells and 40% on imported modules from April 1, 2022. ISMA told DGTR that this has helped alleviate the price pressure suffered by the domestic industry due to dumping to a considerable extent, though not fully.
Following the written request from ISMA withdrawing the request, the DGTR has agreed to terminate the investigation.
Nonetheless, in March 2022 DGTR recommended a 5-year imposition of anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese fluoro backsheets (see India: AD Tariffs On Chinese Fluoro Backsheets).