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India adopted this programme to promote development of solar power generation facilities.

According to the United States, India requires solar power developers to purchase and use solar cells and solar modules of domestic origin.

The United States adds that solar power developers receive certain benefits and advantages, such as long term tariffs for electricity, contingent on their purchase and use of solar cells and solar modules of domestic origin.

The claim states that India provides less favourable treatment to imported solar cells and solar modules that that accorded to like products originated in India and they are trade-related investment measures inconsistent with India's obligations under the GATT.

> Further information will be available within the next few days in document WT/DS456/1/Add.1

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