Government to raise import tariffs on electronic and communication items

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 11, 2018, 10.57 PM (IST)

Government on Thursday it is raising import tariffs on several electronic items and communication devices, in a bid to rein in imports and contain the slide in the rupee.

This is the second time in two weeks that the government has moved to raise import tariffs, as it aims to curtail the import of goods that it deems as "non-essential" items.

It was not immediately clear how much of a tariff increase is being levied on each specific item.