Govt takes steps to avoid holding up of Solar Panels…


Guwahati/19th December’2017 (Prag News Desk): Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, replied to a question in Rajya Sabha and informed that the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has received representations with a message that consignments of solar panels imported from other countries are held up at some of the ports due to Customs Classification issues resulted in clashes regarding the applicable rate of Basic Customs Duty on the solar panels which are imported.

Customs Authorities informed that, the Government has made remedial measures by way of permission for bonding the cargo under Section 49 of the Customs Act, so as to avoid demurrage and detention charges. The solar panels are allowed the benefit of provisional release under Section 110A of the Customs Act, Shri Singh added.

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