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India – Certain Measures Relating to Solar Cells and Solar Modules (India–Solar Cells), DS456

  • Geoffrey Carlson (a1)

This dispute concerned domestic content requirements (DCR measures) imposed under India's National Solar Mission. These requirements are imposed on solar power developers selling electricity to the government under the National Solar Mission. They concern solar cells and solar modules, which are used to generate solar power.

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1 Panel Report, India–Solar Cells, para. 2.1.

2 Ibid. para. 7.73.

3 Ibid. para. 7.99.

4 Ibid. para. 7.135.

5 Appellate Body Report, India – Solar Cells, para. 5.41. Based on this conclusion, the Appellate Body further confirmed the panel's finding that the DCR measures were inconsistent with Article 2.1 of the TRIMs Agreement and Article III:4 of the GATT 1994. Ibid. para. 6.2(c).

6 Panel Report, India – Solar Cells, para. 7.265.

7 Ibid. para. 7.333.

8 Appellate Body Report, India – Solar Cells, paras. 5.90 and 5.151.

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