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Hearing about solar cell safeguarding duty on Friday

The Directorate-General of Trade Remedies has called a meeting of concerned parties as it considers whether to extend the duty on solar cells.

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Manufacturing the Manufacturing Policy for Indian Solar Modules

India needs a manufacturing policy that is scalable, secure, strategical and supportive and promotes both the growth and spread of solar while protecting the interests of domestic manufacturers.

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Solar in India: The 10 Year Challenge

The last 10 years have seen India emerge as a solar superpower, setting an example from which many emerging countries in Africa and Southeast Asia are eager to learn.

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India’s safeguard measure on imported solar cells, modules needs more evidence

At the World Trade Organization’s Safeguard Committee Meeting, the European Union and Japan found that India’s safeguard measures on imported solar PV cells and modules need further investigation, and must be more conclusive. India replied, saying it has nothing to add.

Q&A: ISMA discusses the anti-dumping petition

Dhruv Sharma, Governing Council Member, Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) told pv magazine about the recent anti-dumping petition withdrawal. He mentioned that ISMA is, however, anticipating safeguard petition completion that aims to protect domestic manufacturing.

With the termination of the anti-dumping investigation, uncertainties will remain, IHS Markit says

On the request of the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), the Directorate-General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties have terminated the ongoing petition into imported solar cells. Dharmendra Kumar, an analyst at IHS Markit, told pv magazine that ISMA will re-file this petition in April.

The weekend read: Foggy days ahead for Indian solar

India is planning to impose a safeguard duty this year to protect its domestic solar manufacturing sector. Many in the industry earnestly believe that if such duties were to be imposed, then a slowing down in market growth would be inevitable. However, the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) believes this will not be the case. Either way, this duty has created unwanted uncertainty in the market.

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New budget brings path-breaking change for farmers

Budget 2018-19 has been watched with a lot of expectations and addressed three critical issues, agricultural distress being foremost, followed by employment opportunities for youth, and ways to kickstart manufacturing with large-scale private investments. ‘Saubhagya’ is one of the powerful tools that was at the top of the budget’s agenda, which Prime Minister Modi  launched […]

Budget 2018-19 – What’s in there for solar?

India’s budget disappoints a solar industry still hungry for clarity on duties, tariffs and additional support. Here is a breakdown of the budget’s main points, with reaction from industry.

Interview: Safeguard duty will not derail any projects

Indian Solar Manufacturing Association (ISMA) General Secretary, HR Gupta speaks to pv magazine about the petition filed by ISMA for safeguarding the domestic manufacturing sector. Gupta seeks to alleviate doubts regarding the safeguard duty and justifies the upcoming tariff by stressing that no derailment of projects will happen.

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