The government on Thursday imposed import restrictions on laptops, tablets, all-in-one personal computers, ultra small form factor computers, and servers with immediate effect.
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in a notification said exemption from import licensing is provided up to 20 items per consignment for R&D, testing, benchmarking and evaluation, repair and return and product development purposes. The move is expected to cut imports from countries like China.
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” 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 licence or permission from the government.