The government has imposed restrictions on laptops, tablets, all-in-one personal computers, ultra small form factor computers and servers on Thursday. The import restrictions on the products have been imposed with immediate effect. In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade informed that the exemption from import licensing is provided for up to 20 items per consignment for R&D, testing, benchmarking and evaluation, repair and return, product development purposes.
The move is expected to cut imports from countries like China. “Import of laptops, tablets, all-in-one personal computers, and ultra small form factor computers, servers… is ‘restricted’ with immediate effect,” it said.
Products under restrictions need license or permission from the government.
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