Sample Business Contracts

Contract - Baccini SPA and Shanghai JA Solar Technolog Co. Ltd.

Manufacturing Forms


DATE: Nov.28,2006

The Buyer: Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co., LTD
Address: E6-E8, Fengpu Industrial Park Export Processing Zone, Fengxian District, Shanghai, China
Tel: +86-21-63735356 Fax: +86-21-63735356
The Seller: Baccini S.P.A
Address: Via Postumia Ovest n 244.31050 Olmi di S.Biagio di C.
Tel: +39-0422-892101 Fax: +39-0422-892238

1. This Contract is made by and between the Buyers and the Sellers, whereby the Buyers agree to buy and the Sellers agree to sell the under-mentioned commodity according to the terms and conditions stipulated below.


Commodity and Specification



Unit Price

Total Amount
1 Baccini automatic screen printing system and Solar cell testing/sorting system Four lines CIF Shanghai

CIF Shanghai


Each line includes the following options:

nr. 50 slide cassettes for cell format mm 125x125 in total for four printing lines.

nr. 3 screen plates

nr. 3 squeegees

nr. 3 flood bars

nr. 3 snap off

nr. 3 screen set up

nr. 4 flippers

nr. 2 Buffers

nr. 20 cassettes for buffer for cell format 125 x 125

for Halm system: black covers, sw adaptation, training locally

nr. 1 kit of spare parts


Appendix 1: Quotation document

Appendix 2: Spares and consumable parts

Appendix 3: Acceptance test Criteria.

Appendix 4: Technical training service items.

Total Amount: CIF Shanghai Port Euros four million and five hundred ninety thousand only.



same as the Seller


To be packed in strong wooden case(s) then in container, suitable for long distance ocean/parcel post/air freight transportation and change of climate, well protected against moisture and shocks and roughly portage. The Sellers shall be liable for any damage of the commodity and expenses incurred on account of improper packing and for any rust attributable to inadequate or improper protective measures taken by the Sellers in regard to the packing. The wooden boxes must be labeled with "IPPC".


The main shipping marks and wording: "KEEP AWAY FROM MOISTURE", "HANDLE WITH CARE", "THIS SIDE UP" must be printed on each wooden cases; package number, gross weight, net weight and measurement must be stipulated in side shipping marks.


2 lines to be shipped before the end of February, 2007, 2 lines to be shipped before the middle of March 2007.

6 PORT OF SHIPMENT: Main seaport in Europe

7 PORT OF DESTINATION: Shanghai seaport

8. INSURANCE: To be effected by the Seller covering all risks and war risks.


9.1 Advance payment: 30 % of the total contract price being Euros1,377,000.00 is to be paid through T/T within 10 working days after the BUYER receive the following documents:

Signed Pro-forma Invoice with 1 original & 3 copies showing the Contract value, indicating contract number.


Manually signed Commercial Invoice with 1 original and three copies showing 30% value of the Contract value, indicating Contract number.

9.2 The 70% of Contract value (Euros3,213,000.00) will be paid by T/T.

9.2.1 60% of Contract value (Euros2,754,000.00) is to be negotiated against the presentation of the following shipping documents as described in Clause 10 hereinafter:

9.2.2 10% of Contract value (Euros459,000.00) is to be negotiated against the presentation of the following documents:

Commercial Invoice in three copies, indicating contract number.

A Final Acceptance Certificate signed by the Buyer, the Seller, certifies that the acceptance of MACHINE;


The full set of following documents must be sent to buyer within 3 days after on board the vessel

(1) In case of sea-freight:

Full set of clean on board ocean bills of lading marked "Freight Prepaid" made out to order blank endorsed and notifying applicant. Forwarder's bill of lading(cargo receipt) is not acceptable.

(2) Invoices in 1 original and 5 copies indicating contract number and shipping mark (in case of more than on shipping mark, the invoice shall be issued separately), made out in details as per the relative contract.

(3) Insurance policy or certificate in 2 copies, covering all risks and war risks.

(4) Packing list in 5 copies issued by the Seller.

(5) Certificate of quality and quantity issued by the Manufacturer.

(6) Certificate of Origin issued by the manufacturer.



In case of C.I.F. Term:

The Sellers shall, ship the goods within the shipment time from the port of shipment to the port of destination. Both trans-shipment and partial-shipment are not allowed unless the Buyer permits in advance.


The Seller shall, advise by e-mail/letter/fax the Buyers of Contract No., commodity, quantity, invoiced value, gross weight, name of vessel and date of sailing etc. within two days upon the completion of the loading of the goods.


The Sellers guarantee that the commodity hereof is made of the best materials with first class workmanship, brand new and unused, and complies in all respects with the quality and specification stipulated in this Contract. The guarantee period for machinery parts shall be 14 months counting from the date which the Acceptance Certificate has been signed by the Buyers and the Seller.


Within 90 days after the arrival of the goods at destination, should the quality, specification, or quantity be gowned not in conformity with the stipulations of the Contract except those claims for which the insurance company or the owners of the vessel are liable the Buyers shall, on the strength of the Inspection Certificate issued by the China Commodity Inspection Bureau, have the right to claim for replacement with new goods, or for compensation, and all the expenses (such as Inspection charges freight for returning the goods and for sending the replacement, insurance premium, storage and loading and unloading charges etc.) shall be borne by the Sellers. The Seller shall, at the same time, guarantee the quality of the replacement goods for a further period of 14 months as specified in Clause 13 of the Contract. As regards quality, the Sellers shall guarantee that if, within 12 months from the date of arrival of the goods at destination, damages occurring the course of operation by reason of inferior quality, bad workmanship or the use of inferior materials, the Buyers shall immediately inform the Sellers in writing and put forward a claim supported by Inspection Certificate issued by the China Inspection Bureau. The Certificate so issued shall be accepted as the base of a claim. The Sellers,


in accordance with the Sellers' claim shall be responsible for the immediate elimination of the defect(s). Where necessary, the Buyers shall be at liberty to eliminate the defect(s) themselves at the Sellers' expenses. If the Sellers fail to answer the Buyers within one month after receipt of the aforesaid claim, the claim shall be reckoned as having been accepted by the Seller.


The Sellers shall not be held responsible for any delay in delivery or non-delivery of the goods due to Force. Major. However, the Sellers shall advise the Buyers immediately of such occurrence and within fourteen days thereafter, shall send by airmail to the Buyers for their acceptance a certificate issued by competent government authorities of the place where the accident occurs as evidence thereof. Under such circumstances, the Sellers, however, are still under the obligation to take all necessary measures to hasten the delivery of the goods. In case the accident lasts for more than ten weeks, the Buyers shall have the right to cancel this Contract.


In case of delayed delivery except for force majecure cases, the Seller shall pay to the Buyer for every week of delay penalty amounting to 0.5% of the total value of the goods whose delivery has been delayed. Any fractional part of a week is to be considered a full week. The total amount of penalty shall not, however, exceed 5% of the total value of the goods involved in late delivery. The Seller grants a grace period of four weeks from the delivery date before penalties shall be applied.


All disputes in connection with this Contract or the execution thereof shall be settled through friendly negotiations. In case no settlement can be reached through negotiations, the case should then be submitted for arbitration to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in accordance with its arbitration rules. The arbitration shall take place in Beijing and the decision rendered by the said commission shall be final and binding upon both parties. Neither party shall seek recourse to a law court or other authorities for revising the decision. The arbitration fee shall be borne by the losing party.



18.1 Under the condition that the utilities such as the supply of electricity, water, and compressed air, etc those are necessary for the commissioning are ready, the equipment will take 5 working days to complete installation, two weeks to complete commissioning and training.

18.2 Without the BUYER's agreement in written form, the SELLER is neither allowed to transfer this Contract nor allowed to subcontract any part of the project under this Contract.

18.3 This contract is described in both Chinese and English. In the event of any discrepancy between Chinese and English descriptions, the English shall prevail.

18.4 This Contract shall become effective after the signature by both parties. The attached sheets are inseparable parts of this contract and have the same legal effect.

18.5 This Contract is made out in six (6) originals, each party is to hold three (3) original copies.

The Buyers:

/s/ Liu Jinlin

The Sellers:

/s/ Elisa Baccini

Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co.,LTD. Baccini S.P.A