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

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

e-RUPI voucher, another milestone in digital India

Today (August 2), prime minister Narendra Modi launched the e-RUPI voucher system which is another milestone in Digital India. Simply put, this will be a digital payment which will be delivered to mobile phones of beneficiaries, even with no bank account and this payment is like an e-Voucher in form of a S

Thackeray, Pawar lay foundation stone for BDD Chawls redevelopment

Inaugurating the project to redevelop the famed BDD Chawls at Jamboree Maidan in Worli area of central Mumbai, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray appealed to the residents not to sell their new homes and to preserve the chawl’s culture and history. The Bhoomipujan, earlier sch

BJP-RSS have never had elected presidents to date: Pawan Khera

In a scathing attack on the government, PawanKhera, national spokesperson of the Congress party, has said that the BJP is remote-controlled by RSS, an unregistered organisation that decides who the PM will be and lead the country, yet no question is asked to them. Asking how Amit Shah, JP N

Maharashtra floods: On-ground R&R hampered by VIP visits, say Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party president and senior leader Sharad Pawar has appealed to political leaders in the state not to visit the flood ravaged areas of Maharashtra as it diverts attention of those engaged in relief and rehabilitation to VIP arrangements and hampers work. The deat

Sri Lankan media baron Rajandram Rajamahendran passes away

Sri Lankan media baron, business tycoon and Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Group conglomerate, Rajandram Rajamahendran, passed away at Colombo early Sunday morning. He was 79. Rajamahendran was suffering from health problems and was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. &nb

Ganga heavily polluted with microplastics, finds study

A new study titled, ‘Quantitative analysis of Microplastics along River Ganga’ by Toxics Link has found heavy concentration of microplastics in the Ganga. All samples collected for study from the river at Haridwar, Kanpur and Varanasi were found to be polluted with microplastics.

Visionary Talk with Pawan Khera, On Present State of Governance & Congress Party


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter