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India to add 60 GW renewable energy capacity in 5 years: BTI Report

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 3, 2020

India is expected to add only 60GW of renewable energy capacity in the next 5 years,...

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Electric vehicles seek GST refund

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2020

The fledgling electric vehicles sector urgently needs financial support from the government in terms of fast GST refunds, which is most important for this industry because of its inverted tax structure. Import duty on finished goods is low compared with the duty on raw...

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Taiwan takes India to WTO’s safeguard committee on solar duty

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2018

Taiwan has sought consultations with India under the WTO’s safeguard agreement against New Delhi’s decision to impose import duty on solar cells, the global trade body said.

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SC lifts stay on safeguard duty on solar imports

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2018

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the government to implement safeguard duty on imported solar panels and modules, setting aside an order of the Orissa High Court that stayed the imposition of...

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China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 16, 2018

China's commerce ministry said a U.S. decision to subsidise renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests...

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Government unlikely to scrap customs duty on import of solar panels

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 27, 2017

The government appears to have turned down a plea by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to scrap import duty on solar panels imposed last year, according to the minutes of a meeting...

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Subject Tags: import duty , solar panels

New interpretation of customs rule for import of solar panels leaves solar developers stranded

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 13, 2017

A new interpretation of customs rules has jeopardised India’s solar energy projects, with officials demanding payment of import duties on crucial inputs that were previously always shipped in...

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