Furniture Imports May Be Faced With Restrictions

The government is considering restrictions on imports of furniture to help protect domestic manufacturers and reduce imports of non-essential items. In 2018-19 India's furniture imports amounted to US$603 mil with over half coming from China, reports by ITTO.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has suggested to its commerce counterpart to put the restrictions. Putting a product in restricted category means an importer will require a license for the inbound shipment.

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