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India may soften rules for electronic goods imports

The government is mulling relaxed criteria for imports of electronic items like microwave oven, laptop, mobile phones, TVs  by allowing brand owners register the products with authorities concerned. The proposed changes will help most Indian mobile brands and MNCs who don’t have a manufacturing base here and import their brands.

At present, it is mandatory to register around 30 categories of electronic product under under ‘Electronics and IT Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2012’ and the same can be done by product manufacturers only.

“Industry has been asking that in many cases since the product design and quality assurance of product is controlled by the brand owners and since brand owners were willing to take the liability under compulsory registration scheme (CRS) in most such cases,” an official note of the Department of Electronics and IT (DEITY) said.

This CRS is aimed at providing safe, secure and quality product to India consumers while checking influx of sub-standard imports. Government also intends to promote manufacturing eco-system in country through this order.
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