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Setback for China! India bans import of air conditioners with refrigerants

16/10/2020 10:57 AM | Click to read full article

In a major blow to China, the government has banned the import of air conditioners. In a notification issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Thursday, split system, and other ACs with refrigerants have been moved from "free" to "prohibited" category.

Notably, the government, as part of its Atma Nirbhar Bharat campaign, had earlier banned agarbattis, tyres, TV sets to keep a check on the entry of non-essential goods in India.