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10% import Duty on Key Smartphone Parts Levied

The government of India has imposed 10% import duty on key smartphone components. It includes populated printed circuit boards, which are at the heart of smartphones.

A 10 percent customs tax was also imposed on the imports of camera modules for phones and connectors. The decision is taken to give a push to Make in India campaign
10% import Duty on Key Smartphone Parts Levied


  • In the Budget 2018-19, the government increased the customs duty on mobile phones to 20 percent from 15 percent.
  • India is now the second largest mobile phone producer in the world after China, as per information shared by the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) with Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. India covered 11 percent of global mobile production in 2017 compared to 3 percent in 2014. 
  • With the rise in mobile phone production, imports of the devices in the country also reduced to less than half in 2017-18. 
  • The government has already imposed 15 percent import duty on chargers, battery, headset, speaker, microphone, keypad etc as per Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP).

Expected Questions

How much import duty has been imposed on key components of smartphones?
a. 9%
b.  8%
c. 10%
d. 12%
e. 13%

In the Budget 2018-19, the government increased the customs duty on mobile phones from 15% to
a. 20%
b. 17%
c. 22%
d. 25%
e.  18%
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