July 08, 2013
by Reuters

India will review a policy that gave preference to locally-made electronics goods in government and private sector procurement, the government said on Monday after protests by trade groups representing global companies such as Apple Inc.

The federal cabinet last year approved the policy, known as preferential market access (PMA), citing national security.

U.S.-based trade group the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) last week said a plan to include private sector purchases in the policy was inconsistent with World Trade Organization rules and suggested it was designed to protect local manufacturing.

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