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Government grants partial exemption from import duties on solar energy systems

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In order to make solar energy systems in Suriname more accessible to society, the government has decided to grant a partial exemption from the various taxes levied on the import of products. The exemption is 90% of the import duties.

In order to stimulate alternative energy generation and green energy in Suriname, the government is creating the possibility to pay less costs when importing solar energy systems. Cheaper imports make these systems more attractive to local, private users.

The partial exemption applies to solar energy systems and parts and accessories, with the exception of batteries for these systems. The partial exemptions are valid for a period of 12 months and anyone may invoke this exemption. More information about the partial exemption can be requested from the Suriname Tax Authorities.

The decision for the partial exemptions is in line with the government’s policy for further developing alternative energy generation in Suriname. In this context, various solar energy projects have already been started by the government.

In addition to being cost-effective, solar energy is above all better for the environment. The government will roll out several initiatives in this regard. In the short term, for example, the import duties for electric vehicles will be abolished. More information about this will be available soon.





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