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In boost to Apple, India gives initial clearance to some Chinese suppliers

About 14 suppliers are receiving green light from India, after Apple named them as companies whose services it needs to increase its presence in India

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More than a dozen of Apple Inc.’s Chinese suppliers are receiving initial clearance by India to expand in the country, helping the tech giant’s efforts to diversify its assembly network beyond China.

AirPods and iPhone assembler Luxshare Precision Industry Co. and a unit of lensmaker Sunny Optical Technology Group Co. are among the companies gaining approval, people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be named because the permits aren’t public. The clearances from key Indian ministries are a step toward full approval for expansion in India, and the companies will still likely to be required to find

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 11:15 AM IST

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