US targets India's NSM at WTO

The PV plant in Tamil Nadu

The PV plant in Tamil Nadu

The United States has brought a World Trade Organization case against India, alleging that its domestic content requirements for a national solar program discriminate against American suppliers.

The program in question is Phase II of India’s National Solar Mission (NSM), which requires participating developers to utilize Indian-manufactured solar cells and modules.

The US in February 2013 had filed a complaint against Phase I launched in October 2010, but the two sides were unable to resolve the dispute.

“These unfair requirements are against WTO rules. We are standing up today for the rights of American workers and businesses,” says US Trade Representative Michael Froman.

“We also take this action in support of the rapid global deployment of renewable energy.  These types of Log in to read complete article.

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