Duty-free import of flat-screen TVs to be banned from Aug 26

New Delhi: The government has decided to ban duty-free import of flat-screen TVs from August 26, as part of measures desgined to stem outflow of foreign exchange, says a press release. Government officials estimated that
duty free import of flat screen tvs to be banned...
India TV News Desk 20 Aug 2013, 08:12 AM IST
New Delhi: The government has decided to ban duty-free import of flat-screen TVs from August 26, as part of measures desgined to stem outflow of foreign exchange, says a press release.


Government officials estimated that more than 1 million television sets were brought into the country last year -- many from Dubai, Thailand and Singapore -- under a scheme that allowed airline passengers to bring in screens worth up to 35,000 rupees as part of their baggage allowance.

Under the new rules, passengers will have to pay a 35 percent duty and other charges on such TVs.
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