The Indian government abruptly stopped allowing brands without a license to import laptops, PCs, and tablets into the nation three months ago. Brands were forced to start assembling laptops locally by taking this action. Following this abrupt change, Apple, Samsung, and a few other companies found themselves in a tight spot. But the government quickly changed its mind.
According to recent reports, 110 companies are now permitted to import laptops, desktop computers, and tablets into India by the government. Prominent names like as Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung are among these brands.
On the other hand, a new system has been implemented to track imports and shipment numbers. Additional companies on the list under the new “import management system” are Acer, ASUS, IBM, and Xiaomi.
Brands and the US government harshly condemned the Indian government’s abrupt intention to outlaw the import of laptops, PCs, and tablets and establish a licensing system. Thus, as previously said, the administration abandoned its original strategy. Nevertheless, it was successful in persuading Samsung to begin local laptop assembly (60,000–70,000 units yearly) at the Noida location where it already produces Galaxy handsets.
Companies are required by the new licensing to disclose the quantity and value of their imports on a website run by the government. After that, they will get an authorization good through September 2024. Nobody is quite sure what the government intends to do after September 2024, but it’s probable that it may try to pressure companies to assemble tablets, laptops, and PCs in India, hence increasing employment opportunities inside the ecosystem.
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