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Indian Curbs on Solar Imports Spark U.S. Coplaint at WTO

The U.S. lodged a complaint at the World Trade Organization against India’s restrictions on imports of solar equipment, saying domestic-content requirements violate global commerce rules.

India compels solar-energy producers to use domestically manufactured solar cells and modules and gives subsidies to developers who use domestic equipment rather than imports, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said today in an e-mailed statement from Washington. These requirements restrict India’s market to U.S. imports, the USTR said.