Solar Panel Dispute at WTO

Ministries bicker over strategy in U.S. solar case

  1. Context: India lost a case in WTO pertaining to local content requirements in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission for solar cells/modules
  2. News: There are inter-ministerial differnces over strategy to be adopted by India to drag US to WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body
  3. The renewable energy policies of several State govt’s in US violates the global trade body’s norms
  4. How? Many State govts in US had “very significant” domestic content requirements “violating” the US obligations under the WTO agreements
  1. Context: India lost a case in WTO pertaining to local content requirements in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission for solar cells/modules
  2. News: There are inter-ministerial differnces over strategy to be adopted by India to drag US to WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body
  3. The renewable energy policies of several State govt’s in US violates the global trade body’s norms
  4. How? Many State govts in US had “very significant” domestic content requirements “violating” the US obligations under the WTO agreements
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