US And India Solar Trade Wars. Whither Local-Global?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa

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United States has filed a dispute against India in the World Trade Organization (WTO) contending that US solar exports to India will be hurt by the domestic content requirement in Indian solar procurements.

Acquiring technology as South Korea and China are doing is being seen as one solution to the problem of India’s global solar competitiveness, however, in the consultations between US and India a better solution besides acquisitions can be reached between the two countries: local-global.

Though the technicalities of India’s WTO accession may not support the US case against India, domestic content requirement can be satisfied if US manufacturers, vying for the 22 giga-watt Indian solar market, manufacture in India by forming joint ventures with Indian companies locally.


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