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Now TV set imports on checklist to stop entry of Chinese products

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, July 31: Government has put further squeeze on imports of items coming from countries such as China by putting imports of colour television sets of different sizes in the restricted list.

Accordingly, a notification issued by Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has put television sets of different types with screen sizes ranging from 36cm to 105cm and above in the restricted list of items for imports from existing free import category.

The restrictions mean that import of all listed items would have to follow a process of verification and scrutiny by the Commerce Ministry before any permission is given to bring restricted list items into the country.

The latest checks on imports follows the government's earlier decision to make its approval mandatory for foreign investments from countries that share land border with India, a move which largely restricts FDI from China.

Restrictions on imports of TV sets is expected to boost governments Atmanirbhar Bharat mission that focuses on making the country self sufficient by developing domestic manufacturing capabilities. � IANS

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