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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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India-US solar issue: WTO sets up dispute panel

The WTO has set up a dispute settlement panel to examine a complaint by the US against India’s domestic content requirements under the country’s solar power programme, Parliament was informed today. “Since the consultations could not result into satisfactory outcome, … Continue reading

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Indian solar manufacturers want India to take US to WTO – Order expected May 22

Say US Exim Bank’s concessional 3.8% financing to American firms knocks Indian players out of competition Beaten by cheap Chinese imports, 25 domestic solar manufacturers are eagerly waiting for an anti-dumping order from the Indian government. The order is expected on May … 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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‘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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US challenges India’s solar program restrictions at WTO

The United States on Wednesday filed a challenge with the World Trade Organisation over elements of India’s national solar program, which it said discriminates against foreign solar products in violation of a core global trade rule. The case comes as … Continue reading

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