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A key tariff advantage restored to local manufacturers


  • India has restored a key tariff advantage to local manufacturers that was snatched away following a Supreme Court judgement.
  • Domestic manufacturers of electronic items such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets will get a boost from this incentive, as will others such as coal producers.
  • The Central Board of Exicse and Customs, has said only those manufacturing goods in India can enjoy a concessional 2% duty regime without availing of tax credit on inputs.
  • If the electronic goods are manufactured from inputs or capital goods on which appropriate duty of excise leviable.
  • The move will boost the government’s ‘Make in India’ programme.


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