The delegation of the US has informed the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body that it has accepted the requests of China, the European Union, Malaysia and Thailand to join the consultations requested by the Republic of Korea over US solar tariffs.
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.
India’s newly-formed Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) will hold a public hearing regarding the case on whether to impose Safeguard Duties on imports of solar cells and modules on 26 June in New Delhi.
India’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) will hold an oral hearing for its anti-dumping investigation into imports of textured, tempered glass from Malaysia, on 11 June in New Delhi.
The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has withdrawn its anti-dumping petition regarding PV imports from China, Taiwan and Malaysia, but intends to put in a fresh petition to strengthen its case.
The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) has granted India’s request for the establishment of a panel to determine whether India complied with the previous ruling against its Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) for solar cells and modules.
The government of India will come down hard on those flouting the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) rules – in WTO permitted cases – where imported solar modules are used, but declared as locally made.
Malaysia and the Philippines have joined the growing list of countries heading to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to request consultations with the US over its 30% solar import tariffs, according to WTO filings both dated 21 February.
Singapore has joined the pile of countries going to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to demand a consultation with the US over its 30% solar import tariffs, according to a WTO filing from Friday 9 February.
The EU is the latest region to wade into the Section 201 saga by demanding a consultation with the US over its imposition of tariffs on solar imports, according to a WTO filing from Wednesday 7 February.