Global Mobile Phone Manufacturers Should boost India exports: ICEA

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  • The NPE 2019 has set the aim of promoting domestic manufacturing and export
  • It has a target to achieve a turnover of Rs 26 lakh crore by 2025

According to a report by IANS, the India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) Chairman has requested the largest mobile phone manufacturers in the world, including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi to scale up their exports from India to meet the goals of the National Policy on Electronics (NPE) 2019.

The report stated that the NPE 2019 has set the aim of promoting domestic manufacturing and export in the entire value-chain of ESDM (Electronics System Design and Manufacturing) for economic development to achieve a turnover of Rs 26 lakh crore by 2025.

Exports from the country are very less

ICEA Chairman Pankaj Mohindroo told IANS that though mobile manufacturing in India has done very well in the past four-five years, the exports from the country are very less compared to the major exporters in the world.

He added that the policy support that Vietnam provides to its mobile phone industry renders India uncompetitive by 10-12 per cent. Nations become strong when their companies become strong. Indian mobile phone manufacturers can become strong when they become competitive and when they are supported by the government.

He further stated that what is required for achieving the goals enshrined in NPE 2019 is that they need the growth of global value chains. So the large manufacturers will have to boost exports from India. On the other hand, the Indian champion companies who have got impacted should able to develop the entry-level market and become large producers of entry-level phones for the world.

“The adverse WTO judgement on export incentives can pour cold water on our great expectations of growth of exports of mobile phones which will hit $4 billion this year. We have made progress in both smartphones and component segments. It is critical that, till such time, the MEIS is replaced with a WTO-compliant scheme or a combination of schemes,” ICEA said.

 

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