Impose 95 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells import: ISMA


Impose 95 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells import: ISMA

Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded imposition of 95 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules to protect domestic players from cheap inbound shipments.

The association put its demand during a public hearing called by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), under the commerce ministry, on the issue on Tuesday. The directorate heard different sections of solar energy sector on safeguard duty investigation of solar cells.

“According to the ISMA data submitted to the DGTR, the injury from solar imports is to the tune of 95 per cent and therefore ISMA sought the proportionate safeguard duty on the solar equipment imports,” ISMA Coordinator Dhruv Sharma said.

Sharma expressed hope that a decision would be taken by the authority by the middle of next month. The parties will submit their written submission tomorrow on which rebuttal can be submitted by July 2. Thus, a decision can be expected by middle of July. Read More

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