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  Business   Economy  01 Jul 2017  Imported mobiles, parts to attract 10 per cent customs duty

Imported mobiles, parts to attract 10 per cent customs duty

Published : Jul 1, 2017, 9:38 am IST
Updated : Jul 1, 2017, 12:32 pm IST

The 10 per cent customs duty will be levied on imported cellphones and accessories such as charger, battery, wire and other parts.

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 Representational Image.

New Delhi: The government has imposed 10 percent basic customs duty on mobile phones  and parts like charger, 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, key pad, 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, touch panel, cover glass assembly, vibrator  motor and ringer will continue.

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

Tags: customs duty, mobile phones, domestic, manufacturing, exemption
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)