According to the sources India has postponed a plan of imposing the tax on the touch panels after the smartphone makers such as Samsung Electronics asked the government to detain the levying tariffs on such new imported components under a synchronized plan for boosting the local manufacturing. The tariff, which was likely to kick in from February, has been detained after pondering the industry demands, a government official told the media sources. The sources refused to disclose the details as the issue completely private and still awaits for the final sanction. The tariff is now supposed to be levied from 2020 April if the Indian finance ministry receives the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s proposal on the matter. According to the other sources. The finance ministry did not respond urgently to the requests for comment. Samsung had written to the federal government claiming it would not make reach two of its top-end models in the market in India because of the new tariff.

The Indian Cellular and Electronics Association, which has Apple and contract manufacturers such as Winston and Foxconn among its members, had also invited the government to responder the levies on the new components, and permit the local manufacturing company for developing in a timely manner.

Levying tariffs on the different kind of mobile components in a synchronized manner is part of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to make India a manufacturing hub like neighboring China, and his government is also expecting that this will stimulate the job growth in the country.


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