India Does Not Impose A 70 Per Cent Security Tax On Imports Of Solar Cells

- Jun 05, 2018-

The Indian government has decided not to impose a temporary safeguard tax on solar cells imported from China and Malaysia, rejecting a previous proposal to impose a 70 per cent tariff, the economic times of India reported.Indian customs and central fire administration has put forward the suggestion that require immediate action in early 2018, in order to prevent further damage to the domestic solar industry, suggest to perform his duties within 200 days.

However, the government's decision to declare the proposal non-binding has been followed by the high court in Delhi, India, which has also processed petitions on the interim security tax.

Anand Kumar, secretary of India's new and renewable energy ministry, confirmed the current decision not to tax.According to the report, the court ruled that "the right of the applicant to challenge any adverse order in accordance with the law will not be excluded".

So-called security tax advice is from five representative India pv manufacturers in the solar manufacturers association (ISMA), these five manufacturers joint production accounted for more than half of India's domestic solar battery capacity.A petition opposing the proposed safeguard tax, filed by Acme Solar, argued that such measures would only weaken the Solar cell industry.