India sets hearing date for EVA anti-dumping investigation

India's DGAD has set an oral hearing date for its anti-dumping investigation into imports of EVA encapsulant material for solar modules from China, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. DGTR has also published a list of organisations that submitted rejoinders in the recent oral hearing regarding safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules

Enticing big players to India’s 5GW solar manufacturing tender

India’s unusual tender for 5GW of PV manufacturing capacity linked with 10GW of solar projects has been called many things, ranging from pioneering to fanciful, but the earliest stages have seen some of the global industry’s biggest names toss their hat in the ring.

Thailand demands compensation over US solar tariffs - WTO

Thailand has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) requesting consultations with the US over its 30% solar import tariffs and discussions over trade compensation, according to a WTO filing dated 21 June.

Uncertainty lingers over ‘Change in Law’ clarification for Indian solar

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification in its guidelines for tariff-based competitive solar procurement implying that a change in duties will henceforth be covered as a ‘Change in Law’, which would give developers protection in case a safeguard, anti-dumping or any other duty is imposed.

US rejects EU’s call for less punitive measure on solar imports

The US has rejected the European Union’s request for an alternative to the US safeguard measure on imports of crystalline silicon solar cells that would be less penalising on imports from the EU, according to a joint communication filed with the WTO on 19 March.

Recommended 70% safeguard duty would ‘derail’ India’s National Solar Mission

A preliminary recommendation from India’s Directorate General of Safeguards Customs and Central Excise to impose a provisional 70% safeguard duty on solar cells imported from China and Malaysia has been branded as “ridiculous” and potentially catastrophic, by PV industry members involved in finance, project development and analysis.