Apple, Dell, HP, Samsung and Lenovo are among 110 companies allowed by India to import laptops, tablets and personal computers under a new system to monitor shipments, two government sources said .
Acer, Xiaomi, IBM and ASUS have also obtained import approvals, the two sources said, under India’s new “import management system” in effect since Wednesday.
India announced its new system for laptops, tablets and personal computers last month, after abandoning an earlier plan to impose a licensing regime, following criticism from industry and Washington .
Businesses must record the quantity and value of imports on a portal, with authorization valid until September 2024.
India’s Ministry of Commerce and Trade Unions did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The sources declined to be named because details of the authorizations have not yet been made public.
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