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The WTO Just Ruled Against India’s Booming Solar Program

Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis On the heels of the recent global summit in Paris to tackle climate disruption, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against an important piece of the climate solution puzzle: India’s ambitious program to create homegrown … Continue reading

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Solar thin-films may fall under local sourcing ambit, but with caveat

To avoid issues with the US at the WTO, the compulsory sourcing norm will only apply to power supplied to government agencies. India may extend compulsory local sourcing conditions on solar thin films, mostly imported from the US, in the … Continue reading

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India May Expand Solar Dumping Probe to EU, Japan Cells – All parties must submit written statements by July 25, and defendants have until Aug. 2 to respond

Indian clean-energy companies that claim manufacturers in the U.S. and China dumped solar cells below cost on the market are seeking to extend their case to include imports from Europe and Japan. Indosolar Ltd. (ISLR), Jupiter Solar Power Ltd. and … Continue reading

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Date set for start of India’s solar anti-dumping investigation

The Indian government has announced a date for a preliminary hearing for its investigation into anti-dumping allegations against PV module manufacturers in China, Taiwan, USA and Malaysia. The investigation was announced last year following a petition by the Solar Manufacturers Association, representing … Continue reading

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EU imposes provisional anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels even after most European states voted against it

The European Commission has today issued the following statement: “Today the European Commission has decided to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels, cells and wafers from China. This decision follows a thorough and serious investigation and extended contacts … Continue reading

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China warns EU against imposing tariffs

China warns EU against imposing tariffs Chong Quan the deputy representative of MOFCOM said the Chinese government has advised the EU to show restraint in order to avoid a trade war. China has told the European Union to expect a … Continue reading

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‘Reconsider decision to drag India to WTO on solar energy’ – Eminent American and International Organisations

  WASHINGTON: A dozen odd eminent American and international organisations have asked the US to reconsider its decision to drag India to WTO over solar energy policy. In a letter to US Trade Representative (USTR) on 20th March 2013, these organisations have … Continue reading

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