India Imposes Dumping Duty on Solar Gear from China, US
India has imposed dumping duty on solar gear imported from the US, China, Malaysia and Taiwan. The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) in its final findings recommended that anti-dumping duties of up to $0.48 per watt on solar cells coming from the US and $0.81 per watt from China. For Malaysia and Taiwan, it is $0.62 per watt and $0.59 per watt, respectively.
“After examining the issues raised and submissions made by the interested parties and facts made available before the authority, the product under consideration has been exported to India from subject countries below its normal value, thus resulting in dumping of the product,” said the DGAD notification in the case filed by a group of domestic manufacturers in 2012. They have alleged in their plea to DGAD that the above mentioned countries are exporting solar equipment in India at “ridiculously low prices” due to which “the local industry is bleeding”.