List of demands of Apple before making iPhones in India
Apple has sought 15-year Customs duty exemption on manufacturing and repair inputs (raw materials), yield loss on inputs, components, capital equipment (including parts), and consumables for smartphone manufacturing and services/repair for domestic and export markets.
2. Concessions like relaxation in labelling rules
3. Used smartphones to assemble locally
Apple has proposed to bring used smartphones and assemble them locally. The government has rejected this. Nevertheless, it got local sourcing norms relaxed from the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion to open its stores in the country.
The list of prerequisites demanded by Apple for setting up iPhone facility in India will be reviewed and discussed with senior officials from ministries, including IT and finance, on January 25. Officials from departments of commerce, industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), revenue, environment and forest, electronics and information technology (DeITY) will take part in the deliberations.