Government Bans Imports Of Air Conditioners with Refrigerants

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  • October 19, 2020
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Government Bans Imports Of Air Conditioners with Refrigerants

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy; Trade

In news

  • Indian Government has banned imports of air conditioners with refrigerants in order to promote domestic manufacturing and cut imports of non-essential items. 

Key takeaways 

  • Non-essential electronic goods have been under the purview of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry since the government decided to push for self-reliance in various sectors.
  • Air conditioners have been specifically singled out by Indian Prime Minister as an example of a segment where self-reliance was required.
  • In July 2020, the government had imposed restrictions on the imports of various colour TV sets as well.

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