PC, laptop import restrictions: Govt hints at breather; no date for curbs

Laptop, tablet, PC, and small server makers need to register on DGFT platform starting Nov 1

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Surajeet Das Gupta New Delhi

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has proposed that companies that import laptops, tablets, PCs, and small servers should register on the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) platform from November 1.

While they will face no restriction on imports for a certain period after registering, when restrictions will start is being debated.

While the ministry had suggested a deadline of September 1, 2024, the industry is pushing for more time because it says that, by then, many of those eligible under the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme will start producing in India as well as possibly exporting.

First Published: Sep 22 2023 | 11:26 PM IST

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