Sep 6 (Renewables Now) - India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has extended until September 12 the deadline for questionnaire responses to the country’s anti-dumping investigation into solar imports from China, Taiwan and Malaysia.
The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) said last week that it had received requests for more time from various stakeholders, including representatives of exporters. It warned that there will be no further extensions.
The anti-dumping probe was announced in July. It covers all photovoltaic (PV) cells, whether or not assembled into modules or panels, including crystalline silicon and thin-film technologies. The investigation was launched in response to a petition filed in May by the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) on behalf of Indian sector companies claiming that solar imports from China were hurting the local industry. Previous attempt to introduce anti-dumping duties on PV cell and module imports to India have failed.