As per them, opening doors for second hand Apple iPhones will not only make India a dumping ground, but will also negate the efforts of ‘Make in India’ to turn India in a global manufacturing hub.
If Apple gets permission, it will hammer a similar idea to many such other electronic merchandisers. India will soon see the entry of used laptops, desktops, phones and a plethora of such refurbished products.
Chairman of Mobile & Communications Council, Ravinder Zutshi was quoted by The Economic Times as saying, “When the government is creating Make in India to reduce imports, and a lot of mobile manufacturers are coming to the country, how can we have imports of refurbished phones by any brand, not just Apple. We fully oppose such a move.”
“India has strong anti-dumping laws, so they (government) would be careful not to let a Pandora’s Box open up…It won’t be an easy decision to make because it goes against Make in India,” Founder of GreenDust, Hitendra Chaturvedi was quoted by The Economic Times as saying.