99 per cent of Phones Sold in India are Made in the Country: Xiaomi

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  • Xiaomi has started exporting to Bangladesh and Nepal on a small scale
  • Taiwanese giant Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd manufactures Xiaomi phones in India

According to a report by IANS, Xiaomi informed that almost all of the phones that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sells in India are made in the country. The company also stressed upon the fact that ‘Make in India’ Xiaomi smartphones are now being exported to other countries too, though at a small scale.

Muralikrishnan B, Chief Operating Officer, Xiaomi India told the news daily that about 99 per cent of the phones sold in India are made in the country. They make three phones per second.

Started exporting to Bangladesh and Nepal

He further stated that they have started exporting to Bangladesh and Nepal on a small scale. With more government incentives, they plan to scale up the export of ‘make in India’ phones.

He added that there are various issues hindering export of its ‘Make in India’ products to other countries including certification issues and low rate of duty drawbacks. BIS certification is not accepted in many parts of the world. If the government can make BIS certification accepted in countries in Europe, it would help us scale. India has a lot to learn from Vietnam in terms of incentivising domestic manufacturing.

Josh Foulger, Country Manager, Foxconn India stated that besides initiatives under ‘Make in India’, the corporate tax relief and improvement in ease of doing business have helped a lot.

Taiwanese giant Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd manufactures Xiaomi phones in India. The manufacturing is being done at Xiaomi’s two facilities — one at the Sri City special economic zone in Andhra Pradesh and the other at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

 

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