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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Banned Import of Second Hand Computers

India has banned the import of second-hand computers and computer peripherals from May 2010, parliament was told on Monday.

"As per Ministry of Commerce , import of second-hand computers including personal computers/ laptops and refurbished/reconditioned spares is restricted," Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Earlier, the import of second-hand computers, including personal computers/laptops and computer peripherals including printers, plotter, scanners, monitors, keyboards and storage units as donations by certain categories of donors, was freely permitted, he added.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

India Bans Chinese Telecom Imports

 India blocked the import of telecommunications equipment made by Chinese companies on security grounds last week.

The Department of Telecom sent out a formal order banning the importation of Chinese equipment, a move that could impact a number of large Chinese vendors in India’s fast growing tech market.

According to officials, there had already been an unwritten order for several months but that the formal order was released to some major operators that were on the verge of finalizing deals with Chinese equipment manufacturers.

The Straits Times reports that the order came after India’s Home Ministry raised concerns that telecom equipment from some countries, like China, could have embedded spyware, giving intelligence agencies access to telecom networks in India.

Bilateral trade between China and India is expected to exceed US$100 billion this year barring a major trade war.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Import of Second Hand Capital Goods

Import of second hand capital goods including refurbished / reconditioned spares, except those of personal computers/ laptops, shall be allowed freely, subject to conditions for
following categories:

Import of second hand computers including personal computers/ laptops and refurbished/reconditioned spares thereof is restricted.

Import of refurbished / reconditioned spares of capital goods, other than those of personal computers/laptops will be allowed on production of a Chartered Engineer certificate that such
spares have atleast 80% residual life of original spare.