August 14, 2020

Indian govt plans to import curbs on more than 300 Chinese goods

The Indian government is taking measures to cut down on Chinese goods. The Ministry of Commerce has noted more than 300 goods like auto parts, rubber, glass to be brought under mandatory Indian Standards(IS).

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan launched the BIS website and mobile app (BIS-Care) to check the authenticity of ISI and hallmark products. The ministry has approached BIS to make mandatory standards. The BIS chief said the norms will be in place by December for most of the products and the rest by next year in March.

BIS officials taking surveillance of products by visiting factories and markets. The Minister directed BIS to take strict market surveillance to examine packaging standards like country of origin, MRPs, manufacturing dates, expiry date, among others.

The Indian government already banned 59 Chinese owned mobile applications and more than cloned versions.

The recent clash between China and India in the Himalayan region awakens India’s weakness that it can’t take any harsh decisions but instead, the country taking slowly to curb china’s involvement in the Indian market. India already restricted FDI for border countries that mainly aimed at China.

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