Janus-faced trade policies tend to confuse potential tech investors

Indian government’s seemingly dual-faced approach to trade policies—not a good model for atrracting businesses

Assembling mobile phones in a plant of India-based consumer electronics contract manufacturer Dixon / Import controls directly affect such manufacturing. Photo_Dixon Technologies
With India’s interim budget scheduled to be presented on February 1, the lobbying and the wish lists are in full swing, not least for the technology driven industries. The India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) suggests that import duty cuts on mobile phone components can increase domestic production of handsets, boost exports, and help indigenous manufacturing.

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