Impact of import limits on Laptops, PCs


The recent announcement in Notification No. 23/2023 on August 3, 2023, by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is a big deal. It says that starting now, you can’t just import laptops, tablets, palmtops, all-in-one computers, small computers, and servers easily anymore. You’ll need a special permit to do that. They did this for two main reasons: to make things more secure and to follow global trade rules set by the World Trade Organization (WTO). But there’s another reason too – to boost Indian manufacturing through the ‘Make in India’ initiative and lessen our reliance on things made in other countries, especially China. This is meant to encourage companies that make these things to join the ‘Production-Linked Incentive’ program.

  • Big companies like Dell, Acer, Samsung, LG, Apple, Lenovo, and HP might feel the effects of this change quite a bit.
  • The first thing that might happen is that there won’t be enough of these products available, and the prices might go up temporarily.
  • That’s because many of these things are usually brought in from countries like China and Vietnam.
  • It’s important to know that this rule applies to imports from any country, not just one. But there are a few exceptions.

For example, you can still bring in one laptop, tablet, all-in-one computer, or small computer using online shopping and delivery. Also, if these gadgets are part of bigger machines used for business, they might get a pass. But it’s not about these gadgets being important by themselves; it’s when they’re a piece of a bigger machine that matters. Like, a server being part of a whole system in a software company.

  • To help with research, testing, fixing stuff, and developing new products, there’s a rule that you don’t need a special permit to bring in up to 20 items at once.
  • And if something gets fixed abroad and comes back, you don’t need a special permit for that either, as long as it’s according to the rules of the Foreign Trade Policy.
  • But there’s a problem. They haven’t really explained how to apply for the permit yet, or how it will work.
  • So, right now, no one can apply for it, and the DGFT or Customs Department can’t give out any permits until they figure out the steps.
  • They also thought about things that were already on their way when this rule came out.
  • If there’s a bill saying the stuff is coming or if money was sent for it before August 3, those things won’t be affected by the new rule.
  • However, for many imports between company branches, this might not apply.

For instance, if Dell India buys from Dell China and the stuff is on its way but the bill isn’t made yet, it might be stuck because of this new rule.

This announcement was quite unexpected and stirred up the industry. It could have a big impact on businesses and regular people who use these products. Because of this, it’s a good idea for the Ministry of Commerce to look at it again soon and maybe make some changes. This will help make sure that businesses can keep running smoothly and that people can still get the things they need.

If You have any queries then connect with us at [email protected] or [email protected] & contact us  & stay updated with our latest blogs & articles

Don't forget to share this article :-

Stay Updated With Our Blogs!

Explore more of our blogs to have better clarity and understanding
of the latest corporate & business updates.

Why People Choose Our Services ?

Free Legal Advice

We provide free of cost consultation and legal advice to our clients.

Tech Driven Platform

All our services are online no need you to travel from your place to get our services.

Grow your business

Experts Team

We are a team of more than 15+ professionals with 11 years of experience.

Transparent pricing

There are no hidden & extra charges* other than the quote/invoice we provide.

100 % Client Satisfaction

We aim that all our customers are fully satisfied with our services.

On-Time Delivery

We value your time and we promise all our services are delivered on time.

Why Trust legal Suvidha?

People Who loved our services and what they feel.

In this Journey of the past 10+ years, we had gained the trust of many startups, businesses, and professionals in India and stand with a 4.9/5 rating in google reviews.We register business online and save time & paperwork.

Reno K Subramaniam
Reno K Subramaniam
I have recently registered a Private Limited firm and was looking for a CA to take care of the filings, Startup India Certificate, and other formalities. I have received emails from legal Suvidha and a few others. I tried talking to them all. But, Mr. Mayank from Legal Suvidha was very impressive and was patient enough, prompt to answer all the queries. He has a very professional team and after the initial formalities, I started interacting with the team. It's not even 2 weeks but I really feel overwhelmed by their service and professionalism. I received my startup India certificate yesterday and my filings have been done promptly. The team at legal suvidha Ms. Nidhi, Ms. Priyanka, Ms. Koshika, and Ms. Saloni all show the same professionalism and are readily available to take care of the official filings and stuff. Overall a great experience till now and looking forward to a great journey!
pankaj tiwari
pankaj tiwari
Legal suvidha is a team of genuine and experienced professionals who give you best services according to your profile
Raman Krishnan
Raman Krishnan
Saloni from legalsuvidha has done a excellent job for filling and geting certificate of DPIIT. Thanks to legalsuvidha.
Prakaash Hari
Prakaash Hari
Team Legal Suvidha offers a brilliant service. There communication is quite clear and they execute the job meticulously. We are a startup private limited company and their advice is so critical in making my decision. Well done team. Keep it up. Prakaash Hari, Director, ipixela.
Priyanka Rudra
Priyanka Rudra
Dedicated team and fast response
Dr. Vishal Ghag
Dr. Vishal Ghag
Been using their services since 3 years now and I am absolutely happy with Legal Suvidha. They have been supportive, understanding and highly skilled at helping me with my business needs.

Our Partnerships & Collaborations

Contact us and grow your business

Legal Suvidha App

Now all Professional Services in a Single Click !

Now get all the services required for your business in a single app.

Subscribe to our newsletter & grow your business

Subscribe To Our Newsletter .

Sign up to receive email updates on new product announcements, special promotions, sales & more.