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Auto companies say disruptions in Chinese imports will hurt their recovery

Over a quarter of India's auto part imports - worth $4.2 billion - came from China in 2019, according to the data from Auto Component Manufacturers' Association of India (ACMA).

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All shipments coming from China are being physically checked at ports and airports by Customs, delaying shipments of crucial automobile components.

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
The Indian automobile industry has sounded alarm bells over delays in Customs clearance for imports from China. The move, they said, would hurt the recovery of the industry, which has been reeling from the shock of a yearlong slowdown further worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amid heightened tensions along the Line of Actual Control with China, all shipments coming from China are being physically checked at ports and airports by Customs officials following a nationwide alert regarding enhanced risk weightage ascribed to consignments from that country. This is delaying shipments of crucial automobile components, said executives of auto players.

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First Published: Jun 30 2020 | 2:13 AM IST

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