To promote local production, govt announces curbs on import of colour TVs

Putting an item under a restricted category of imports means the importer of that commodity will have to seek licence from the commerce ministry’s DGFT for imports

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China is the largest exporter of TV sets in India

The government on Thursday imposed restrictions on imports of colour television, a move aimed at promoting domestic manufacturing and cut inbound shipments of non-essential items from countries like China.

“Import policy of colour television.….is amended from free to restricted,” Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.

Putting an item under a restricted category of imports means the importer of that commodity will have to seek licence from the commerce ministry’s DGFT for imports.

China is the largest exporter of TV sets in India. It was followed by countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and Germany

First Published: Thu, July 30 2020. 21:28 IST