India Reinforces Restrictions on Importing Electronics and IT Goods

India reiterates restrictions on importing certain electronics and IT goods to ensure compliance with safety and quality standards.

  • India reiterates restrictions on importing certain electronics and IT goods to ensure compliance with safety and quality standards.
  • The updated notification tightens import regulations, prohibiting unregistered and non-compliant products.
  • Second-hand electronics and IT goods can only be imported if registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and comply with labeling requirements.

India has reaffirmed its stance on restricting the import of specific electronics and IT goods through an official notification issued by the Commerce Ministry on May 20. The order, which has been in effect since 2021, has been revised to further enforce import regulations, ensuring that products meet stringent Indian safety and quality standards.

The updated notification emphasizes the prohibition of importing unregistered and non-compliant electronics and IT goods. This measure aims to maintain strict controls over the entry of such products into the Indian market, safeguarding consumer interests and promoting product safety. Additionally, the notification reinforces the restriction on importing second-hand electronics and IT goods unless they are registered with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and adhere to labeling requirements.

Customs agencies will implement measures to enforce compliance, including random selection and testing of samples from consignments to verify adherence to safety parameters. Non-compliant products will face consequences, including return or destruction at the importer’s expense. The notification underscores India’s commitment to upholding quality standards in the importation of electronics and IT goods, promoting consumer safety and confidence in the market.