Biden Administration Fights For Donald Trump Imposed Safeguard Tariffs Against Chinese Solar Cells; WTO Rules In Favor Of US
Friday, 03 Sep 2021
It is advantage US in case of China dragging the country to the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the former’s safeguard tariffs imposed on Chinese solar imports of crystalline silicon PV products.
Canada Requests Consultations With US On ‘Unwarranted’ & ‘Illegal’ Safeguard Tariffs On Solar Products Made In Canada Complaining Of Decline In Solar Exports Since January 2018 Due To Tariffs
Friday, 08 Jan 2021
A Canadian government entity has approached its counterpart in the US to complain about the continued, ‘unwarranted’ and ‘illegal’ safeguard tariffs on solar products made in Canada, seeking consultations as first steps in the Canada-United .
Acting On DGTR Recommendation, Indian Finance Ministry Extends Safeguard Duty On Solar Cells & Modules Imported From China, Thailand & Vietnam
Thursday, 30 Jul 2020
Earlier India mandated imported solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or panels from China and Malaysia to pay a safeguard duty. Now, under the extension, similar imports from Vietnam will also be expected to pay up the duties.
Director-General Of Trade Remedies India Recommends Extending Safeguard Duty On Solar Cells From China, Malaysia & Includes Vietnam Under Ambit, For 1 Year
Monday, 20 Jul 2020
Days before India's solar safeguard duty is set to expire on July 30, 2020, the Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended extension of the same for Chinese and Malaysian PV cells imported into India for another year.
MNRE Proposes 10% To 15% Basic Custom Duty On Imported Solar Cells & 20% To 25% On Imported PV Modules From August 1, 2020: Media
Monday, 29 Jun 2020
As India's safeguard duty on imported solar cells and modules is scheduled to come to an end on July 29, 2020, MNRE is looking for a replacement tariff scheme in the form of BCD to continue protecting local manufacturers.
MNRE: Solar Cells Produced Domestically Using Imported Blue Wafers Will Not Be Considered Locally Produced & Used For Ministry Projects; Indian Manufacturers Must Use Undiffused Silicon Wafers Or Black Wafers To Produce PV Cells
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019
Some Indian manufacturers have been using imported so-called 'blue wafers' to make solar cells in India.
Cumulative Solar Imports To India During Q1/2019 Decline 40% YoY As Chinese Contribution Dropped To 80% From 91.5% Last Year Thanks To Safeguard Duty; Domestic Manufacturers Improve Solar Exports By 74% Annually: Mercom
Wednesday, 03 Jul 2019
According to Mercom India Research, solar imports into India in the first 3 months of 2019 declined 40% thanks majorly to safeguard duty imposition, but it was a good period for domestic manufacturers as solar exports from India increased 74% with Vietnam taking the maximum shipments.
United States Trade Representative Lets Off Overseas Produced Bifacial Solar Panels From Paying Up Safeguard Duty To Enter US, A Move That’s Likely To Push For Technology’s Growth
Friday, 14 Jun 2019
Big gainers from the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from safeguard tariffs are companies like LONGi Solar that produce these panels in larger quantities also outside China and that have a decent market in the US already.
CRISIL: Rupee Depreciation Endangers Viability For 5.5 GW Solar Power Capacity In India Risking INR 280 Billion ($3.8 Billion) Investments
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
Project developers with financial powers may be able to sustain in the Indian PV market, according to CRISIL, primarily because of their ability to fund projects with lower external debt and their ability to negotiate with vendors, among other factors.
Supreme Court Of India’s Interim Order Allows 25% Safeguard Duty Implementation From July 30, 2018, According To Mercom
Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018
The Supreme Court of India’s interim order allowing the Ministry of Finance, headed by Arun Jaitley (in the picture), to go ahead with 25% safeguard duty implementation, was a result of the ministry moving the court against Orissa High Court’s order to withdraw its notification issued on July 30, 2018.
Malaysia Approaches WTO In Response To India’s Call For Safeguard Duty Against Imported Solar Cells From China & Malaysia
Sunday, 02 Sep 2018
While Malaysia has approached WTO to discuss solar safeguard duties with India, the Indian government has time till the Orissa High Court holds a hearing on the matter of implementation of the safeguard duty scheduled for September 19, 2018.
SECI Receives Instructions From MNRE To Cap Utility Scale Solar Power Tariffs At INR 2.50/kWh Sans Safeguard Duty; And At INR 2.68 /kWh With Safeguard Duty
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018
Mercom believes fixing maximum tariff levels for utility scale solar power projects may not be a good idea for developers as such caps do not take into account changing market needs.
Power Ministry of India Directs Central Electricity Regulatory Commission To Speed Up Implementation Of ‘Pass Through’ Option For Power Companies To Ensure Electricity Market Sustainability
Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018
Minister for Power in India, RK Singh, also heading the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has addressed the issues being faced by solar power generators in getting a ‘pass through option’ cleared through a letter to the regulator.
Chinese Solar Cells And Modules Imports To India Drop 67% In Q2/2018 With Uncertainty Around Safeguard Duty & Slowing Tender Activity
Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018
Imports of solar cells and modules during Q2/2018 into India showed a decline of 60%, over last quarter, exports of Indian manufacturers too dropped by 9%, according to Mercom.
Chinese Ministry Of Commerce Approaches World Trade Organization To Appeal Against US Tariffs On Chinese Products Including Photovoltaics
Thursday, 16 Aug 2018
Retaliating against US tariffs on PV imports from China, Chinese government says this is an act of abuse of safeguards that harms the legitimate rights and interests of the Chinese side, while also acting against the WTO rules.
Orissa High Court Directs Indian Ministry Of Finance To Withdraw Safeguard Duty Notification; Next Hearing Scheduled For August 14, 2018
Friday, 10 Aug 2018
The Ministry of Finance under the Government of India has been directed by the Orissa High Court to withdraw its notification imposing safeguard duty on imported solar cells from China and Malaysia. One of the petitioners against the safeguard duty.
India’s Solar Power Tariffs May Go Up By INR 0.38 to INR 0.50 /kWh Due To Safeguard Duty, Impacting Industry Competitiveness, Says The Energy & Resources Institute TERI
Monday, 06 Aug 2018
Unable to compete with foreign manufacturers, India’s domestic PV industry needs support from the government, but safeguard duties are not the right means, according to TERI.
Hero Future Energies & Vikram Solar Join ACME Solar To Contest India Government’s Decision To Levy Solar Safeguard Duty
Sunday, 05 Aug 2018
In May 2018, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had confirmed to the Delhi High Court that interests of all stakeholders will be covered if in future there is a need to impose safeguard duty (see No Safeguard Duty On Solar Imports In India).
India Imposes 25% Safeguard Duty On Solar Cells Imported Into India From China & Malaysia, Even As Orissa High Court Put Temporary Stay Till August 20, 2018
Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018
The Ministry of Finance, which has approved the recommendations of DGTR for the 25% safeguard duty, is officially headed by Arun Jaitley who has been on a break owing to health reasons.
Directorate General Of Trade Remedies Suggests Imposing 25% Safeguard Duty On Imported Solar Cells From China & Malaysia
Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018
India's DGTR has recommended 25% safeguard duty on imported solar cells for the first year. Its recommendations will now be evaluated by the Ministry of Finance that will take final call.
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