The Indian government has made yet another attempt to give its flagship Make in India initiative a push.
On August 3, India said companies importing laptops, tablets, and PCs into the country would need to get a license. A day after the announcement, Bloomberg reported that Apple, Samsung, and HP were freezing new imports of laptops and tablets into India. A few days later, another official announcement allowed companies to import laptops, PCs, and other electronics goods without a license until October 31.
The Indian government did not disclose the reasoning behind its new license regime, but experts believe it is aimed at increasing local manufacturing.