US challenges India’s solar export restrictions


Froman said the US has requested WTO dispute consultations with India concerning domestic content requirements in Phase II of India's Solar Mission.WASHINGTON: The US today challenged the domestic content requirement of India’s solar mission, which it alleged is discriminatory and against international norms, including WTO laws, and badly affects the American domestic solar panel manufacturing industry.

As the US Trade Representative, Mike Froman, announced his decision, officials argued that they have been forced to take a measure so as to protect some American 10,000 jobs in its solar industry and to have a significant pie in the second largest solar market of the world.

Froman said the US has requested WTO dispute consultations with India concerning domestic content requirements in Phase II of India’s Solar Mission. Read more

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

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