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Taiwan takes India to WTO over solar import tariff

Staff Writer | September 25, 2018
Taiwan News reported that Taiwan has initiated a consultation process under the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Safeguards due to India's 25 percent import tax on solar cells.
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Asia   The report said that the consultations are just that
The report said that the consultations are just that, and are separate from a formal dispute resolution process. India announced a 25 percent tariff on imports from China and Malaysia for a period of two years on July 30, in a bid to safeguard the local industry from strong international competition. The rollout of the tariff was put on hold on Aug. 13.

Taiwan said that it has significant interests in Chinese-manufactured solar cells, and is home to some of the world's biggest companies including DelSolar, Motech and Neo Solar Power.

WTO said that The goal of the consultation is to "exchange views on the proposed measures and reaching an understanding on ways to achieve the objectives" of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards.