Implications of restrictions on television imports into India

TV import restrictions

On 30th July 2020, import of televisions was restricted. Televisions are represented by EXIM (Export-Import) code- 852872 ranging from sub-code 11 to 19. Each of these is a different size of TV.

The total import of televisions under these codes was INR 5,513.72 crore for 2019-20 from 42 countries. The amounts per code range from INR 0.06 lakh from Norway to INR 2,986.41 crore from Vietnam.

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Total import values

The maximum import value is under the last code which means colour television sets not covered under any of the other eight codes. These could be LCDs greater than 63 cm or 24.8 inches.

HS Code

Product

Total import value (INR lakh)

85287211

TV < 36 cm

520.65

85287212

36-54 cm

1,386.16

85287213

54-68 cm

2,147.01

85287214

68-74 cm

763.65

85287215

74-87 cm

46,716.53

85287216

87-105 cm

25,921.98

85287217

105+

92,758.32

85287218

LCD below 63 cm

3,699.43

85287219

Other

3,77,458.82

Total

 

5,51,372.55

 

Top countries selling televisions to India

Vietnam is one of the highest suppliers of television sets to India followed by China and Hong Kong as a distant third. 

 

HS Code

China

Vietnam

Hong Kong

Thailand

Germany

United Kingdom

Singapore

Indonesia

85287211

27.53

0

31.74

388.7

11.36

0.48

1.3

0

85287212

327.52

16.76

87.83

786.59

0

55.81

11.39

0

85287213

1069.33

0

10.74

120.43

206.43

158.31

60.41

9.34

85287214

10.86

0

0.58

0

655.32

0

6.44

0

85287215

43538.77

0

109.18

462.1

75.34

41.03

182.34

0

85287216

23586.07

32.99

72.42

90.46

0

0

109.59

0

85287217

81574.21

28.97

761.04

115.98

31.3

1.42

112.63

0

85287218

101.6

3537.97

0

0

1.06

0

0.03

0

85287219

56648.31

298641.8

8181.64

248.69

623.83

1014.27

967.15

3166.98

Total

206884.2

302258.5

9255.17

2212.95

1604.64

1271.32

1451.28

3176.32

 

Countries impacted by India's restrictions

The countries that are most impacted by this news would be the ones for which television export is a major proportion of their exports to India. In these terms, while Samoa supplies televisions worth only INR 1,214 lakhs, these make up more than 58 per cent of its total exports to India. Similarly, for Vietnam the proportion of TV is more than 6 per cent of their total exports to India in 2019-20. In the case of China, television export makes up less than 1 per cent of their total exports to India.

Country

Proportion to their total exports

Samoa

58.11%

Vietnam

6.01%

British Virgin Islands

5.73%

China

0.82%

Papua NG

0.22%