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There will be no ban on import of laptops and tablets, government will only monitor

Now there is no ban on import of laptops, tablets and computers in India. The government has withdrawn its August import ban decision. Instead, the government will now only work to monitor the import of these things. At the same time, the new import management system will be implemented from November 1.

The government has retracted its decision to ban import of laptops and tablets from abroad. Now people can bring laptops and tablets from abroad without any permission. Consumer Secretary Sunil Barthwal himself has given this information. He told that India will not ban the import of laptops. Let us tell you, in August 2023, the Government of India had announced a ban on the import of laptops.

However, the hardware industry had demanded the government to withdraw the decision to ban the import of laptops and tablets. After which the government has withdrawn its decision. Now the government will only monitor their consignment.

Every year laptops worth this much are imported.

After the government's August order, the IT hardware industry had expressed concern and appealed to the government to withdraw this order. After which the government had first extended the deadline of the import ban and then has now withdrawn it. According to an estimate, India imports electronic items related to computer hardware worth about 7-8 billion dollars every year.

Sunil Barthwal said in the press conference to release trade data that there will be no ban on the import of laptops and computers in India. We will keep a close watch on the import of laptops only, so that we can keep an eye on these imports. The import management system will be implemented from November 1. He said that work in this regard is in progress. Hopefully this will happen before October 30.

The decision to ban import was taken in Augusta.

On August 3, the central government had banned the import of laptops, tablets, all-in-one personal computers and ultra-small computers and servers with immediate effect. The government had taken this step to promote domestic manufacturing and reduce imports from countries like China. But after this notification, the IT hardware industry had expressed concern. The government has taken several steps to promote domestic manufacturing of electronic goods. These include production-related incentive schemes and increasing customs duties.

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