Local Solar Manufacturers Differ On Safeguard Duty Suggestion

Local Solar Manufacturers Differ On Safeguard Duty Suggestion

Indian solar manufacturers are divided in their reactions to the Directorate General of Safeguards’ recommendation of imposing provisional 70% safeguard duty on the import of solar cells for 200 days. While a section of Indian solar manufacturers welcome the proposal, some say that the levy will badly impact solar manufacturers operating out of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) across India.

Hitesh Doshi, chairman and managing director, Waaree Group, one of India’s largest solar module manufacturers which has a 500 MW module manufacturing plant in Surat, said that the proposed duty would boost solar cell and module manufacturers and help protect the industry from the long-standing challenge faced due to dumping. Read More…

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