CAIT urges government to hike duty on Chinese imports- sort policy stimulus for Hindustani Diwali
CAIT has urged him to hike in customs duty on various articles import from China, plug alternate routes which can be used by China for pushing its exports to India
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has sought support from the Government for celebrating this year's Diwali as Hindustani Diwali. In a letter sent to Union Commerce Minister Shri Piyush Goyal, the CAIT has urged him to hike in customs duty on various articles import from China, plug alternate routes which can be used by China for pushing its exports to India, Implement mandatory mentioning of Country of Origin with each product sold on e-portal from 1st September 2020 and impose ban on other chinese apps which can pose threat to security of the Country and debar Huwaei and ZTE Corporation from participation in 5G network roll out in India.
CAIT National President B.C.Bhartia & Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said that upcoming festival season which includes Diwali is unquestionably the largest most celebrated festival of India. The next four months beginning September are 'purchasing months' every year and therefore to reduce the consumption of Chinese goods and to raise purchase of Indian goods the above steps are necessary to support vocal for local and Atmnirbhar Bharat call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
In its letter to Piyush Goyal that CAIT suggested that a logical hike in import duty on the products like God Idols, Electric Goods including decorative electric bulb series, decorative articles, toys, textiles, home appliances, textiles, electric & electronic gadgets, cameras, solar modules, batteries and cells, inverters, cleaning equipment, furnishing fabric, furniture, aluminium utensils & other aluminum goods, paper & stationery, beauty products, FM-CG goods, consumer durable and other related sections of retail trade.
The CAIT further said that since the Union Government has taken several extraordinary and exemplary steps to restrict participation of Chinese Companies in several core sectors including infrastructure, Highways, Railways etc which is an alarming bell for China. "We apprehend that China may adopt another strategy of not exporting goods directly to India but can take the route via ASEAN and SAARC countries. Therefore, there is an urgent need to draw preventive steps to stop imports of Chinese goods into India from such routes"-said Mr. Bhartia & Mr. Khandelwal
Mr. Bhartia & Mr. Khandelwal said that it is a well-known fact that most of the major E-commerce Companies operating business activities in India are largely selling Chinese Goods without the knowledge of consumers as to what he is buying. We welcome the decision of the Government for mandatory adoption of Country of Origin mentioning every product that is sold on E-portals. Since next four months are high purchasing months of every year, it is requested that the E -portals should be directed to implement the said directions from 1st September 2020 to enable the consumers to exercise their choice in purchasing goods.
The CAIT further said that besides banning 59 Chinese Apps but there are still about more than 30 such Apps which also need a ban on the same principle. It also reiterated that Huawei & ZTE Corporation of China should be debarred from participation in any manner in rolling out a 5G network in India.
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