Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative
Washington, D.C. – The Obama Administration has secured an important victory for American solar manufacturers and workers on trade barriers in India that discriminate against American solar exports, supporting the advancement of clean energy around the world.
United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body issued a report finding in favor of the Administration’s challenge to India’s “domestic content requirements” under its National Solar Mission, which requires solar power developers to use Indian-manufactured cells and modules. Since India enacted these requirements in 2011, American solar exports to India have fallen by more than 90 percent.
The Appellate Body today affirmed an earlier WTO panel report agreeing with the United States that India’s domestic content requirements discriminated against American-made …