India delays quality control verification of Chinese imports of electronic goods

India delays quality control verification of Chinese imports of electronic goods

According to sources in the Indian industry, in order to expand the decoupling of the economy from China, the Bureau of Standards of India has postponed the issuance of quality control verification permits for electronic products such as smartphones and laptops imported from China in August, slowing down the import of these commodities.

According to reports from India Today and other Indian media, two industry sources revealed that the Bureau of Indian Standards in India has strictly controlled the issuance of quality control licenses for electronic products imported from China in August, resulting in Apple’s latest iPhone 12 and Chinese branded smartphones, laptops and The import speed of electronic products such as smartwatches has been delayed.

These people in the industry pointed out that in the past, the Bureau of Standards of India applied for product quality control verification licenses within 15 days, but now it takes two months or more for electronic products imported from China.

Although Taiwan’s Wistron and Hon Hai have set up factories in India to help Apple manufacture iPhones, the latest iPhone 12 is still produced by Taiwan’s supply chain in China’s factories and shipped to India. Therefore, the time when Apple’s iPhone 12 enters the Indian market has been affected by the above. The new measures were delayed.

The Bureau of Standards of India delayed the issuance of quality control verification licenses for imported electronic products in China, which also affected the import and sales of smart watches from Chinese brands such as Xiaomi and OPPO.

According to the information on the website of the Bureau of Standards of India, as of today, 1,080 laptops, tablets and other equipment applications for quality control certification are still under review, of which 669 applications have been waiting for more than 20 days, including Wistron and Compal in China Products produced in the factory.

In addition, sources said that Xiaomi has about 30,000 smart TVs that have not obtained the imported quality control verification license, and Samsung is also facing similar obstacles.

In response to the above news, Apple and Wistron, Compal, Xiaomi, OPPO and South Korea’s Samsung, as well as the Director of the Bureau of Standards of India Pramod Kumar Tiwari and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India did not respond to media queries.

The confrontation between Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh in early May, followed by the worst casualties in 45 years. Indian nationalists and groups, as well as some Indian chambers of commerce, called for a boycott of imports from China. The government led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi It also launched a self-reliance plan, hoping to promote and promote “Make in India” (Make in India).

Therefore, the Indian central government has successively introduced new policies, including requiring online platforms to indicate the origin of goods, public procurement must be based on local goods, prohibiting Chinese investment in the construction of railways, highways, and power plants in India, and banning more than 100 models. The mobile application device (App) yesterday announced the ban on most of 43 China-related apps such as “Alipay.”