The World Trade Organisation appeals body has issued a report affirming a win for the United States in its challenge to India’s ‘localisation’ rules.
The World Trade Organisation appeals body has issued a report affirming a win for the United States in its challenge to India’s ‘localisation’ rules, which it claimed discriminated against imported solar cells and modules under India’s National Solar Mission.
Christopher Mansour, vice president of federal affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), commented: “This is an important victory for the US solar industry and America’s … 209 000-plus solar employees. The National Solar Mission’s local content requirement unfairly discriminated against US manufacturers and today’s decision will help even out the playing field.
“We applaud the Obama administration and the Office of the United States Trade Representative for their hard work ensuring the advancement of clean energy worldwide. Now that litigation is finally behind us, our hope is that India will quickly come into WTO compliance and we look forward to a [future] where the solar supply in both our markets can grow.”