The United States is pressing the World
Trade Organization (WTO) for rapid enforcement of findings where the WTO rejected
India’s appeal of their ruling in favor of the U.S. challenge to the Domestic
Content Requirements (DCR) for manufacturing solar cells and modules. The WTO
found that India’s localization rules discriminate against U.S. manufacturers.
from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative stated that the Obama Administration
is strongly committed to enforcing the rights of the United States under trade
agreements and will use every tool at their disposal to expedite the case for
the benefit of American businesses and workers.
When asked about the development in the U.S.,
of Commerce official told Mercom that a deviation settlement vehicle (DSV) meeting will
take place on October 14, 2016, where the WTO ruling will be adopted. After
that, the government will have a one-month period to reply. Once that is
done, a dialogue will be carried forward
and a timeframe for compliance decided. The official also said that in the past, India has provided the U.S.
with a longer (15 months) timeframe
for trade compliance and is expecting reciprocation from the U.S.
A Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
(MNRE) source has previously told Mercom that the agency had been asked to
prepare a case study according to which India will seek a compliance timeframe
from the U.S.