Officials of US-based iPhone maker Apple made a detailed presentation to the government today on its plans and demands for setting up a manufacturing facility in India. The presentation was made by senior executives of Apple to the inter-ministerial group including officials of DIPP, revenue and commerce. Also Read - Apple introduces iOS 12.5.4 with major security updates: Is your iPhone on the list?Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhana
“They are seeking certain duty exemptions and other concessions. Respective departments will look at those demands. The government has not taken any decision,” an official said.
Yesterday, senior Apple officials called on Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman including the company’s Global Vice President Priya Balasubramaniam. The Cupertino-based technology major had asked for several tax and other incentives, including long-term duty exemptions, to enter the manufacturing sector in India. ALSO READ: Apple officials meet Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss Make in India plans
Currently, the government provides support by way of benefits under the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS) to boost electronic manufacturing. Apple has no wholly-owned store in India as of now, and sells its products through distributors such as Redington and Ingram Micro. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone shipments in India cross 2.5 million in 2016; tops premium smartphone brand segment
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