Government seeks product details to curb low quality imports from China

by mehekkaoberoi
  • The government has sought product-wise details of cheap imports, a comparison with domestic prices and tax disadvantages, if any, from the industry to curb low-quality inbound shipments especially from China and boost domestic manufacturing, sources said.
  • They said a high-level meeting to discuss ways to promote Atmanirbhar Bharat (Self-reliant India), including a cut in import dependence from China, also took place recently in the Prime Minister’s office.
  • Industry was asked to send comments and suggestions on certain number of goods and raw materials imported from China, which include wristwatches, wall clocks, ampoules, glass rods and tubes, hair cream, hair shampoos, face powder, eye and lip make up preparations, printing ink, paints and varnishes, and some tobacco items, one of the sources said.
  • The other details sought include import surge data between 2014-15 and 2018-19; domestic prices of similar goods that are made here, domestic capacity, imports under free trade agreements, and inverted duty issue, if any.
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