WTO meeting: US, Korea raise concerns on India to impose restrictions on laptops, computers

Recently the news has come on the internet that the United States, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and China have expanded worries about India’s determination to restrictions on computers and laptops in a meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Since the news came on the internet it has gone viral on social networking sites and uncounted reactions started hitting the headlines. Now many people are searching for it as they are super curious to know about the whole information about the news. We have more information about the news and will share it with you in this article.


The concerns have been flagged in the meeting of WTO’s Committee on Market Access. It was chaired on 16 October 2023, Friday in Geneva by Renata Crisaldo of Paregauary. The United States has said that the decision, and trade of these products will be affected, including American exports to India. The US has also declared that the decision is causing delays for exporters and downstream users. Currently, this news has been making headlines as many people are shocked and now they are super curious to know about the whole information about the news. Scroll down to the next page for more information about the news.

As per the report, on 3 August, India set sense restrictions on a host of IT hardware products such as laptops, large or mainframe computers, personal computers (including tablet computers), microcomputers, and certain data processing machines with the view to increase household manufacturing and cut substances from countries like China. This system will come into impact from November 1. However, Commerce Secretary Sunil Barthwal said last week that India would not impose licensing conditions on imports, but would only monitor their incoming freight. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.

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As far as we know, Korea is worried that the suggested actions by India appear to conflict with WTO rules and could consequently create unnecessary trade barriers, as per the official. Seoul asked India to review the performance of these standards and deliver clear clarifications and information on this topic, including the timeline of its implementation. India imports around $7-8 billion cost of these interests every year. The nation has imported individual computers, including laptops, which cost $5.33 billion in 2022-23, as against $7.37 billion in 2021-22. Here we have shared all the information that we had. Stay tuned to us for more updates.

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