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India puts 25% safeguard duty on solar cell imports from China and Malaysia

The 25% rate will be applied in the first year and then get phased down.

India’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) has enforced a 25% safeguard duty on solar cell imports from China and Malaysia upon recommendations from the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR).

According to a government order, the duty will be applied at the three rates. It can be paid 25% ad valorem (according to value in proportion) minus anti-dumping duty payable, if any, when imported during the period from 30 July 2018 to 29 July 2019.

The duty will then be phased down in the following years.

The duty can also be paid 20% ad valorem minus anti-dumping duty payable, if any, when imported during the period from 30 July 2019 to 30 January 2020 (both days inclusive); and 15% ad valorem minus anti-dumping duty payable, if any, when imported during the period from 30 January 2020 to 29 July 2020 (both days inclusive).

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