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Sep 2021

HOW TO MAINTAIN QUALITY UNDER THE NEW INDIAN BASIC CUSTOMS DUTY SCHEME IN 2022?

Starting on April 1, 2022, solar modules and solar cells imported into India will be subject to a 40% and 25% basic customs duty (BCD) respectively. Concurrently, the Indian government is launching the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) for Large Scale Electronics Manufacturing under which 10GW worth of cells and modules manufacturing facilities will be subsidized.

Under these conditions, the PV industry expects a shift in the supply chain of Indian PV projects in 2022, from being today dominated (>85%) by importation of foreign (mainly Chinese) modules to a more domestic-centered supply chain. A developer may indeed ramp up its own production capacity to secure steady supply of modules, while capturing directly some of the government subsidies. However, it is generally challenging to maintain a high level of quality through any disruption of the supply chain.

Contact us on how to control the quality of module components from a third-party quality inspection to secure long-lasting components for Indian projects.

It is World Quality Day on Nov.10, with the theme of “Quality Conscience: Doing the Right Thing”.For STS, every day is World Quality Day!
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