The removal of domestic content requirement (DCR) after a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling, triggered by a petition filed by the US, continues to hound the Indian solar industry.
The United States said Wednesday it was taking action at the World Trade Organization against Indian export subsidies as Washington’s intensifying trade offensive moved to encompass two of Asia’s largest economies.
The WTO’s dispute settlement body has agreed to set up a panel to determine whether India has complied with its ruling in a case against the US regarding domestic content requirements for solar cells and modules.
The European Union (EU) and China have this week lodged separate filings with the World Trade Organization (WTO) that seek consultation with the U.S. over the imposition in January of tariffs on imported crystalline silicon solar cells and modules.
The European Union, Canada, Brazil, China, and Japan were among those who supported India on Friday in the solar panel dispute with the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO), people familiar with the development said.
NTPC has been forced to cancel the result of its 250 mw solar auction held in October last year, which was won by Azure Power quoting a tariff of ₹3.14 per unit.
India hit back on Monday at Washington’s latest legal assault on its solar power policies at the World Trade Organization, rejecting a U.S. legal claim and exploring possible new protection of India’s own solar industry.
India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO’s dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednesday.
Months before the next WTO ministerial in Argentina, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman discusses India’s strategy.
The commerce ministry has initiated an anti-dumping investigation against the import of solar cells from China, Taiwan and Malaysia.