Webinar: Economic Impact of Local Content Requirements for Solar Value Chain

The objective of the webinar will be to discuss the economic impact of local content requirements along the solar PV value chain both in terms of costs as well as development policy tradeoffs in host countries. 

Key Discussion Points:
  • What are the economic development tradeoffs and costs to local content requirements - in a world with competitive global value chains?
  • Local content requirements are not permitted for WTO Member countries, yet many countries maintain these requirements without challenge - are there any contexts in which local content requirements have a positive market impact?
  • Services provide the vast majority (75%) of economic value added in the global solar value chain - yet goods are the focus of trade conflict. What is the role of "natural" local content in solar systems development in driving sustainable economic development locally?
  • March 14, 2018 at 12pm – 3pm
  • Felicia Mester