Technologies (I) Pvt. Ltd. and M/s Pertech Exports Pvt. Ltd. have been granted
letter of approval for manufacture of mobile handsets in Special Economic Zones
as per the information received from the Department of Commerce.
twenty-seven units are manufacturing mobile handsets in the country and all of
them are operating from the Domestic Tariff Area (DTA), according to
information given by minister of state for commerce Mr C R Chowdry to
Parliament last week.
The mobile handset
manufacturing operations in DTA are governed by the applicable duty structure.
The benefits available to manufacturers of mobile handsets include rationalized
tariff structure and a Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) and their
sub-assemblies, parts, availing Capex benefits under the Modified Special
Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS).
One hundred per
cent Foreign Direct Investment is permitted for manufacture of mobile
handsets and their sub-assemblies, parts, export incentive of 4 per cent of FoB
value of export under the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) and
specified capital goods for manufacture of mobile handsets are permitted for
import at ‘Nil’ Basic Customs Duty (BCD).
to the units under SEZ Act, 2005 & SEZ Rules, 2006 include duty free import
and domestic procurement of goods for development, operation and maintenance of
SEZ units, 100% Income Tax exemption on export income for SEZ units under
Section 10AA of the Income Tax Act for first 5 years, 50% for next 5 years
thereafter and 50% of the ploughed back export profit for next 5 years,
exemption from GST and supplies to SEZs are zero rated under IGST Act, 2017 and
exemption from other levies as imposed by the respective State Governments.
ministry has received representations from industry, industry associations,
including M/s Samsung India Electronics Pvt Ltd in respect of Phased
Manufacturing Program (PMP) for 2019-20. The Ministry has informed that
its proposal to defer PMP for cellular mobile handsets, its sub-assemblies and
parts, sub-parts, inputs of the sub-assemblies thereof has been accepted by the
Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
Import of LCD, LED
TVs from Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries including China is 3.68 lakh
units in 2017-18 and it is 7.58 lakh units during April to October, 2018.
has stopped production of TVs in India and import from Vietnam has risen during
2017-18, Government has undertaken several initiatives to promote domestic
Electronics & Information Technology has implemented incentives schemes,
increased FDI up to 100 per cent and introduced ‘Nil’ Basic Customs Duty for
notified capital goods.
Proactive steps are
taken in R&D with grant-in-aid to premier technology institutes to support
“Make in India”. National Centre for Excellence has been set up in areas of
Flexible Electronics (NCFleXE), Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS), Next
Generation AMOLED Displays, OLED Lighting and OPV Products and Internet of