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WTO to set up panel to judge US-China solar panel dispute

The World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed Thursday to China’s request to create a dispute panel tasked with judging whether US tariffs on solar panels violate international trade rules. The trade restrictions were imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration last year, part of a raft of measures initiated by Washington that have triggered a tit-for-tat tariff […]

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Taiwan takes India to WTO over imposition of safeguard duty

Taiwan has sought consultations with India under the WTO’s safeguard agreement against New Delhi’s decision to impose import duty on solar cells, the global trade body said. The consultations, however, do not fall under WTO’s dispute settlement system. India had imposed safeguard duty of up to 25 per cent on solar cells imports from China […]

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Malaysia takes India to WTO’s safeguard committee on solar duty

Malaysia has sought consultations with India under the WTO’s safeguard agreement against New Delhi’s decision to impose import duty on solar cells, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said today. The consultations, however, don’t fall under the WTO’s dispute settlement system. Earlier this month, India had imposed safeguard duty of up to 25 per cent on […]

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US solar tariffs violate trade rules says China, lodges complaint at WTO

China’s commerce ministry said a U.S. decision to subsidise renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China’s interests, firing the latest shot in a broader trade conflict. China has lodged a complaint to the World Trade Organisation to help determine the legality of the U.S. […]

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WTO sets up panel to resolve India-US renewable energy dispute; hearing soon

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has set up a panel to resolve the dispute raised by India against the US with regard to the policies of eight American states in the renewable energy sector. India had alleged that the domestic content requirement norms imposed by these eight US states are inconsistent with global trade rules. […]

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India defends safeguard duty on solar cells opposed by EU, Japan in WTO

India has told a WTO committee that it followed global trade rules while imposing safeguard measures on imported solar cells even as the European Union and Japan have criticised the move. The issue came up at the meeting of the safeguard committee of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on April 23. “India’s preliminary […]

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WTO to set up compliance panel in solar dispute between India, US

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. In 2016, New Delhi had lost a case against the US at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after the […]

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Government of India Issues Penalty for Violation of DCR Norms under MNRE’s Solar PV Projects

The Government of India, through the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has been encouraging domestic manufacturers of Solar PV cells and modules, by way of a policy of Domestic Content Requirement (DCR), wherever permitted by WTO. However, apprehensions have been raised that the policy may be misused by way of mis-declaration and imported […]

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India hits back at US solar claim at WTO, Explores new defense to protect industry

India hit back on Monday at Washington’s latest legal assault on its solar power policies at the World Trade Organization (WTO), rejecting a U.S. legal claim and exploring possible new protection of India’s own solar industry. Last month the United States triggered a new round of litigation at the WTO, arguing that India had failed […]

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