Dumping duty on solar panels sees hard lobbying

The prices of panels have crashed to 32 cents per kWh from 50 cents per kWh in three years, owing to global over-capacity and almost 'dumping' by China

Dumping duty on solar panels sees hard lobbying

Shreya Jai New Delhi
The Directorate General of Safeguards & Anti-Dumping (DGS&AD) held the first oral hearing on Tuesday to investigate allegations of dumping imported solar cells and modules. While all parties exchanged the data on imports and the harm caused by imports at the meeting, most solar project developers operating in India took a stand against any anti-dumping duty.
The domestic solar panel manufacturing industry, in its petition, had submitted that around 80 per cent of the market had been cornered by imports. The domestic industry, through the Indian Solar Manufacturers’ Association (ISMA), has taken the position that as imports harm the indigenous sector, a retrospective duty should be imposed on the importers.

First Published: Dec 13 2017 | 02:42 AM IST

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