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Laptop, Tablets Imports are restricted now in India: Explained

New Import policy on Laptops & tablets category devices.

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Highlights

  • Laptops & tablets imports are restricted in India.
  • OEM’s can import the components for these devices.
  • But OEM’s have to assemble all devices which come under Laptops & tablets category in India.

The Indian Government released new rules on import policy on August 3rd. By now the imports of Laptops & tablets, PCs and any form factor of computer are restricted or banned in India. Let’s take a look at this new rule.

Why Indian Government restricted the Imports on Laptops, Tablets in India

This action comes under HSN 8741 code i.e all devices that are Pre – built or fully assembled outside India can no longer be imported in India for sales. This action from the Indian Government will give a big impact to all tech giant companies who are selling these devices in India which are imported from outside the country until they didn’t set up the manufacturing or assembly plant for these devices in India.

But OEMs can import the parts of these devices in India and assemble them in India. With this restriction the Indian Government promotes “Make in India” Initiatives and the Government also Introduced and introduced many schemes and incentives for OEMs manufacturers. By which they can set up the manufacturing plant without facing any difficulties.

Under the Indian Government many schemes and Incentives many OEMs are setting up and planning to set up the manufacturing plant in India. But still almost 70% of Laptops & tablets are imported from other countries such as China.

Many Giant brands already set the assembly lines in India such as Acer, HP, Dell. But currently Apple, who has a very good amount of market share of Laptop & tablet only assembling the iPhones in India for Laptop & tablet assembly, didn’t confirm any plans about it.

With this restriction from the Indian Government, Customers will have to face the delays or no more new launches of Laptops & Tablets such as Windows Laptops, Windows PCs, android Tablets, Macbooks, iMacs and iPads. Even with this restriction the budget range tablet launch will also be delayed due to maximum devices being imported from other countries.

Those brands have the assembly for Laptop & tablets they also only assemble the affordable series devices in India, they also import the premium devices. According to reports by Indian Express, Customers will see the Price hike on Laptops & tablets soon, Possibly the offers on Laptops & tablets will stop or decrease.

Consumers can import a single unit of Laptops & tablets for their personal use and brands can import 20 units only for R&D and testing purposes. According to a reports by 91Mobiles, from its Industry sources, recently launched JioBook laptops are also assembled in China. But Reliance is planning to make the JioBook in India to take part in the “Make in India” initiative.

But it takes some time to set the assembly line up. Firstly OEMs have to finalize the land & license and take a look at the cost to set up the assembly in India. But with this restriction many Jobs will be created and it will help the Countries economy.

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Highlights

  • Laptops & tablets imports are restricted in India.
  • OEM’s can import the components for these devices.
  • But OEM’s have to assemble all devices which come under Laptops & tablets category in India.
The Indian Government released new rules on import policy on August 3rd. By now the imports of Laptops & tablets, PCs and any form factor of computer are restricted or banned in India. Let’s take a look at this new rule.

Why Indian Government restricted the Imports on Laptops, Tablets in India

This action comes under HSN 8741 code i.e all devices that are Pre - built or fully assembled outside India can no longer be imported in India for sales. This action from the Indian Government will give a big impact to all tech giant companies who are selling these devices in India which are imported from outside the country until they didn’t set up the manufacturing or assembly plant for these devices in India. But OEMs can import the parts of these devices in India and assemble them in India. With this restriction the Indian Government promotes “Make in India” Initiatives and the Government also Introduced and introduced many schemes and incentives for OEMs manufacturers. By which they can set up the manufacturing plant without facing any difficulties. Under the Indian Government many schemes and Incentives many OEMs are setting up and planning to set up the manufacturing plant in India. But still almost 70% of Laptops & tablets are imported from other countries such as China. Many Giant brands already set the assembly lines in India such as Acer, HP, Dell. But currently Apple, who has a very good amount of market share of Laptop & tablet only assembling the iPhones in India for Laptop & tablet assembly, didn’t confirm any plans about it. With this restriction from the Indian Government, Customers will have to face the delays or no more new launches of Laptops & Tablets such as Windows Laptops, Windows PCs, android Tablets, Macbooks, iMacs and iPads. Even with this restriction the budget range tablet launch will also be delayed due to maximum devices being imported from other countries. Those brands have the assembly for Laptop & tablets they also only assemble the affordable series devices in India, they also import the premium devices. According to reports by Indian Express, Customers will see the Price hike on Laptops & tablets soon, Possibly the offers on Laptops & tablets will stop or decrease. Consumers can import a single unit of Laptops & tablets for their personal use and brands can import 20 units only for R&D and testing purposes. According to a reports by 91Mobiles, from its Industry sources, recently launched JioBook laptops are also assembled in China. But Reliance is planning to make the JioBook in India to take part in the “Make in India” initiative. But it takes some time to set the assembly line up. Firstly OEMs have to finalize the land & license and take a look at the cost to set up the assembly in India. But with this restriction many Jobs will be created and it will help the Countries economy.