INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
30 Jul 2018 Definitive duty
19 Dec 2017 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 30 Jul 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

The safeguard investigation on imports of solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or panels was initiated on 19 December 2017. The products subject to investigation are classified under HS code subheading 8541.40.11. The investigation follows the application lodged by the domestic industry.

On 30 July 2018, the Indian authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of the subject good. The rate of duty between 30 July 2018 and 29 July 2019 is ad valorem 25%. The rate of duty between 30 July 2019 and 29 January 2020 is ad valorem 20%. The rate of duty between 30 January 2020 and 29 July 2020 is ad valorem 15%. The applied safeguard duty is minus any antidumping duty paid on the subject good, see related state act for further details. Certain developing countries are exempt from safeguard duty. The duty is in force until 30 July 2020.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

471 Electronic valves & tubes; electronic components; parts
8541 Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezoelectric crystals.
854140 Photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes

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