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Orissa High Court stays safeguard duty on imported solar panels

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 26, 2018

The Orissa High Court has stayed the imposition of safeguard duty on imported solar panels until August 20 following a petition from leading solar developer Acme Solar Holdings opposing it. ...

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Commerce Ministry recommends 25 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 17, 2018

The commerce ministry today recommended imposition of safeguard duty for two years on solar cells imports to protect domestic players from steep rise in the inbound shipments of the product. ...

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Directorate general of trade remedies plans public hearing on solar safeguard duty

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 6, 2018

Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), a recently created umbrella authority for trade matters, will hold a public hearing on imposing 70% safeguard duty on imported solar equipment in...

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India won’t levy duty on solar gear imports

By : sustainabilityo..., May 31, 2018

The government has decided not to impose safeguards duty on solar equipment from China and Malaysia, overruling the directorate general of safeguards’ recommendation of a 70% levy that had...

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Bids ‘remain aggressive’ in Maharashtra’s 1GW solar auction

By : sustainabilityo..., May 15, 2018

The Maharashtra government appeared to be fifth time lucky with its solar auction of 1000 MW held on Monday. While earlier auctions called by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co...

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Solar cell imports: EU, Japan question safeguard duties recommended by India

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 25, 2018

The European Union and Japan have questioned the preliminary safeguard duties of 70 per cent on imported solar cells recommended by the Directorate General of Safeguards in India, adding to the...

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Madras High Court dismisses plea against 70% solar imports safeguard

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 17, 2018

The Madras High Court has dismissed the petition challenging the Directorate General of Safeguards’ recommendation of 70% safeguard duty on import of solar panels and modules, according to three...

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Government to amend solar bid rule to allow pass through of import duty hike

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 15, 2018

Allaying fears of an adverse impact on India's solar energy programme due to the proposed 70 per cent safeguard duty, Power Minister R K Singh today said the government will amend bidding rules...

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70% solar safeguard duty to dampen investor sentiment: Parliamentary Panel

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 14, 2018


A Parliamentary panel has flagged the proposed 70 per cent safeguard duty on solar equipment saying there is no valid ground for it and would affect the viability of existing projects and dampen investor sentiment. 

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy...

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Solar industry seeks clarity, relief in safeguard duty in Budget 2018

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 29, 2018

Concerned over future of the sunrise industry which is facing threat due to the proposed imposition of 70 per cent safeguard duty on import of solar power equipment, sector experts are expecting...

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