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Why US could ask WTO for permission to impose trade sanctions on India

The United States had complained to the WTO in 2013, saying that India's solar programme was discriminatory and US solar exports to India had fallen by 90 percent from 2011


India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO’s dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednesday. Renewable energy has become a hot area of trade friction as major economies compete to dominate a sector that is expected to thrive as reliance on coal and oil dwindles. India unveiled its national solar program in 2011, seeking to ease chronic energy shortages in Asia’s third-largest economy without creating ...

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First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 08:09 IST