The government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee, comprising officials from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Commerce, Department of Telecommunication and Department of Revenue, to identify electronic, IT and telecom products that are not bound by the first generation of the Information Technology Agreement for customs duty enhancement.
According to notification Nos. 56/2017-Customs, 57/2017-Customs and 58/2017-Customs, issued on June 30, the government has imposed 10% basic customs duty (BCD) on the following items with effect from July 1:
The present exemption from basic customs duty on specified parts of mobiles, namely printed circuit board assembly, camera module, connectors display assembly, touch panel / cover glass assembly, vibrator motor / ringer will continue.
Further inputs and raw material for the manufacture of parts of above specified electronics goods, including mobile phones, will also continue to be exempt from BCD.