Safeguard responsibility on solar cell imports expanded by a year

Jul 31, 2020 09:42 AM ET
  • The import obligation will certainly be imposed on Chinese, Vietnamese and also Thai solar cells-- whether assembled right into components or not-- at 14.9% from today and also being up to 14.5% in six months' time. Malaysian items are excused as their imports have actually fallen drastically given that the obligation was enforced, in July 2018.
Safeguard responsibility on solar cell imports expanded by a year
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The Indian federal government has actually determined to follow the referral of the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) by extending the securing duty on solar cell imports by a year.

The duty will be levied at 14.9% on cells imported from China, Vietnam and also Thailand from today up until January 29. After that, it will certainly fall to 14.5% till July 29, according to a Finance Ministry alert.

The guarding responsibility was at first imposed in July 2018, on Chinese and Malaysian solar products, with its application connected to import quantities from the nations in question. Presented at a price of 25%, it was up to 20% on July 30 last year and 15% on January 30.

With Malaysian imports having actually fallen substantially because the obligation was presented, it is currently Chinese, Vietnamese as well as Thai items which come under the range of the one-year expansion.

The 12-month addition was proposed by the DGTR arm of the commerce ministry after an investigation of the impacts of the guarding responsibility. The DGTR ended increasing volumes of imported eastern Asian solar cells remain to force Indian solar producers to operate factories at minimized production capabilities.

With Indian business having had 2 years of obligation security to adapt, nonetheless, the DGTR recommended expanding the levy for simply a year.

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