01 July, New Delhi
The Central government has imposed 10 per cent basic customs duty on mobile phones and certain parts with immediate effect to boost domestic manufacturing.
According to an official statement, 10 per cent customs duty, 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 will continue.
Making clear the government’s intention to boost mobile phones manufacturing in India, the statement said, inputs and raw material to manufacture parts of specified electronics goods, including mobile phones will also continue to be exempt from basic customs duty.