The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has sought the imposition of an anti-dumping duty on imported solar equipment products. In its petition to the Directorate of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties, the association said solar cell and equipment imports from China, Malaysia and Taiwan are hurting the domestic industry.
A decision on this is expected in three months.
The association has proposed a 12-month period of investigation up to March 2017. According to industry watchers, in May 2016, there was a difference of up to ₹65 lakh per MW between domestically sourced, produced panels and imported ones. The price difference has risen since. ISMA also noted that almost 81 per cent of the market share has been held by dumped imports during the period proposed for investigation.