Indian government exempts Apple from 30% local-sourcing (sponsor)

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This week Mayur wrote about the Indian government changing the rules for Apple:

Indian laws require a company to source 30% of its parts/raw materials locally. This helps safeguard interests of the country’s vendors. Since Apple manufactures only in China, they import their products into India and has heavy import-taxes levied against them. That’s the reason why, last year, the iPhones 6S commanded the highest price in India when compared worldwide.

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