On Thursday, the IT Ministry imposed limitations on the importation of laptops, tablets, and personal computers in India. The government has said that the new restrictions will take effect right away due to security reasons and to encourage domestic manufacturing. An official from the ministry announced that there will be no import ban one day after the ministry announces import restrictions. To learn more about all of this in-depth, keep reading.
The new law requires a specific licence for these items. One day after the ministry announced import restrictions, a senior official stated businesses and dealers could import IT hardware, laptops, tablets, and other items. The licence required for such imports will be granted within 5 minutes as the DGFT licence portal is already operational and will be valid for a year, according to the secretary to the ministry.
According to government statistics, nearly half of the country’s yearly imports of laptops, tablets, and personal computers—which equal 1.5 percent of all imports—come from China.
According to the representative, two businesses have already requested import licences. He even made it clear that a single business may seek many licences.
In a statement, the government announced that it will immediately impose limitations on the importation of laptops, tablets, and personal computers that come within the HSN 8741 category.
According to a government official, 44 firms, including HP, have previously registered under PLI 2.0 schemes, thus there is no connection between this restriction and the allegedly limited adoption of PLI 2.0. The prices of those goods, including laptops, tablets, personal computers, and more will also be impacted by the new curbs. Additionally, there won’t be any delays for goods in transit.
By providing incentives tied to production in more than two dozen industries, including electronics, the government has been attempting to promote domestic manufacture. To boost local output, the government has already imposed high taxes on goods like mobile phones.
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