Samsung is all set to start selling Made in India TVs starting this December. But until then, Samsung is experiencing a serious amount of shortage on the stock for its electronics. This is because the Indian Government put television sets on the restricted list of imports as part of its strategy to discourage imports from China and boost local manufacturing.
Samsung is unable to cope up with the shortage and this is why they wrote to the Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. In that letter, Samsung talked about how essential it is to allow them to import, in order to set up the domestic unit as well.
Samsung said the import impediments were “against the ethos of ease of doing business”, and imports held at customs were impacting business. “As we are setting up the TV manufacturing plant by December 2020, we request for smooth operations and business continuity.”ETtech.com
This isn’t the first time that Samsung is manufacturing TVs in India. It still manufactures some TVs via Dixon at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It’s Chennai plant was however shut down and Samsung plans to restart it again this December.