India has announced the immediate imposition of a licensing requirement for laptop, tablet, and personal computer imports. This move could impact companies like Apple, Dell, and Samsung, urging them to boost local manufacturing.
The government aims to promote domestic production under the “Make in India” plan. The new regime may lead to longer wait times for launching new models and coincides with the festive sales season.
Laptops, tablets, and personal computers account for about 1.5% of India’s total annual imports, with a significant portion from China. The measure is expected to benefit contract manufacturers like Dixon Technologies.
India’s government is actively encouraging investments in IT hardware manufacturing to enhance its position in the global electronics supply chain. The country targets annual production worth $300 billion by 2026.