Enforce report on India’s solar product policy, US to WTO

WTO Appellate Body found in favour of the US in a dispute challenging India’s domestic content requirements for solar cells and modules under India’s National Solar Mission

GN Bureau | October 4, 2016


#WTO Appellate Body   #National Solar Mission   #Solar Cell   #India   #USA   #WTO  
Enforce report on India’s solar product policy, US to WTO
Photo Courtesy: Arun Kumar

The US will press for the rapid enforcement of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel report that found India’s domestic content requirements breach international trade rules.

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the Obama administration will press for the rapid enforcement of those findings in a special meeting of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body.

On September 16, 2016, the WTO Appellate Body found in favour of the United States in a dispute challenging India’s domestic content requirements for solar cells and modules under India’s National Solar Mission, a press release said.

The appellate report affirmed a February 2016 WTO panel report finding that India’s domestic content requirements breach international trade rules because they prohibit Indian solar power developers from using solar cells and modules made in the United States in certain projects.

Since India enacted these requirements in 2011, American solar exports to India have fallen by more than 90 percent. By requesting the WTO to adopt the reports, the United States is pushing to stop India’s discrimination against US solar exports sooner rather than later.

Read more about India’s national solar mission

Comments

 

Other News

Reform first, privatise later: Bibek Debroy to railways

Before privatisation and corporatisation, the Indian Railways need to undertake major reforms including commercial accounting, decentralisation and human resource among others, said Bibek Debroy, economist and member, NITI Aayog at Railways Reforms and Governance Conclave organised by Governance Now on Fri

NTPC plans for 32 GW installed capacity via renewable sources

NTPC Ltd has raised Rs 2,000 crore through green masala bonds in overseas market under its $4 billion medium term note programme, union minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok Sabha. The proceeds of these bonds will be used for financing renewable energy projects in accordance with applicable

Big test for Palanisami

It’s been over a month since the power centre in Tamil Nadu shifted from Poes Garden to Greenways Road in Chennai. The thirteenth chief minister of the state, Edappadi K Palanisami, is taking baby steps to bring about a change in the state which has been battling political uncertainty for the past fe

A trowelful of empowerment

When her husband died last year, 60-year-old Chakkamma was not sure whether she would be able to have some money of her own: she has a son who looks after her, but she wanted to maintain a degree of independence. Opportunity came knocking when the Tamil Nadu government, as part of its Pudhu Vaazhvu (or new

Should Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad be arrested for assaulting an Air India employee?

Should Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad be arrested for assaulting an Air India employee?

Railways suffered over Rs 33,000 crore loss on passenger service: CAG

  The Railways was unable to meet its operational cost of passenger and other coaching services. During 2014-15, there was a loss of Rs 33,821.70 crore on passenger and other coaching services. The freight services earned a profit of Rs 38,312.59 crore which indicated that 88.28 percent

Video

जानिए क्यों ये किसान अर्धनग्न अवस्था में बैठे हैं जंतर मंतर पर

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter