The central government of India is attempting to ease blockage of imports from China which are critical for domestic sectors as well as for India-based conglomerates from countries like South Korea, Japan and Germany.
As Indian ports have been doing 100 per cent inspection of shipments from China, this has caused a tailback in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Two US freight forwarders have suspended services because of this.
Indian apparel, drugs and automotive sectors have been seeking exemptions from the intensive inspection regime so they can meet urgent domestic and export commitments.
The Customs authorities now say they were working on easing the situation in sectors critically dependent on imports from China. This includes automotive and pharma sectors.
Help will be given to a dozen large conglomerates which import components for their white goods, consumer durables and automobile operations from China.