Govt imposes 10% customs duty on imported mobile phones, parts

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 01 July 2017, 02:00 AM
Govt imposes 10% customs duty on imported mobile phones, parts
Govt imposes 10% customs duty on imported mobile phones, parts

The government has imposed 10 per cent basic customs duty on mobile phones and parts like chargers, headsets, battery, and USB cable with immediate effect to boost domestic manufacturing.

The 10 per cent customs duty, according to an official statement, will be levied on imported cellular mobile phones and accessories such as charger, battery, wire headset, microphone and receiver, keypad, USB cable and other specified electronic goods.

However, present exemption from basic customs duty on specified parts of mobiles -- printed circuit board assembly(PCBA), camera module, connectors display assembly, touchpanel, cover glass assembly, vibrator motor, and ringer will continue.

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Making clear the government's intention to boost mobile phones manufacturing in India, the statement said inputs and raw material for the manufacture of parts of specified electronics goods, including mobile phones will also continue to be exempt from basic customs duty.

First Published: Saturday, July 01, 2017 01:43 AM
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