India defends safeguard duty on solar cells opposed by EU, Japan in WTO


India defends safeguard duty on solar cells opposed by EU, Japan in WTO

India has told a WTO committee that it followed global trade rules while imposing safeguard measures on imported solar cells even as the European Union and Japan have criticised the move.

The issue came up at the meeting of the safeguard committee of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on April 23.

“India’s preliminary safeguard on imported solar cells drew criticisms from the EU and Japan, which criticized the conduct of the investigation and the initial findings,” a Geneva-based trade official said.

India stated that it has followed “WTO rules and regulations on the imposition of safeguard measures”, the official added. Read More

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