CBEC hikes customs duty on import of microwaves

ANI | Updated: Dec 15, 2017 14:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 15 (ANI): The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on Friday announced an increase in the customs duty on import of microwave ovens and certain sections of mobile phones.

On microwaves, customs duty has been doubled to 20 percent, from the earlier 10 percent rate.

Meanwhile, the import of mobile phones which have push button will be costlier by 15 percent, it noted.

Earlier, this bracket of commodities was not liable for custom duty. However, the CBEC has now imposed 15 percent custom duty on push button mobile phones.