India imposes curbs on computer imports to boost domestic production

The Indian government is putting in place several measures to help shore up the production of electronics domestically, including the introduction of licenses for the importation of laptops, computers, and tablets.

According to a notification from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade on Thursday, laptops, tablets, all-in-one personal computers, ultrasmall form factor computers, and servers will face import restrictions. Microcomputers, large or mainframe computers, and certain data processing machines will also be subject to restrictions, the notification said.

Exemptions will be made however for up to 20 items per consignment for R&D, benchmarking, repair and return, or product development.

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Source:: Computerworld