Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: India’s imports of personal computers including laptops shot up in September by 42 per cent to $ 715 million, reversing a downward trend after the Government announced it would impose import restrictions on such hardware items in August.
The rise in such imports were led by the largest source China (33 per cent) and Singapore (188 per cent), according to data released by the commerce department.
On August 3, the Centre had announced it was planning to bring seven products in the information technology hardware segment, such as personal computers, micro computers, mainframe computers, super computers, computer systems and data processing units under the ‘restricted’ label.
The Centre, however, deferred the implementation till October 30 after the industry raised serious concerns over the decision originally aimed at reducing import dependence on China and ensuring a trusted supply chain. In a further stepdown, the government last month announced it would not restrict import of such electronic items.