Import Restrictions Imposed On Colour Televisions
A man looks at new LCD televisions at a retail showroom. (Photographer: Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg)

Import Restrictions Imposed On Colour Televisions

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The government on Thursday imposed restrictions on imports of colour televisions, a move aimed at promoting domestic manufacturing and reducing 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 to India. It’s followed by countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and Germany.

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