Finance Minister hiked the customs duty on mobile phones, and other electronic devices such as televisions, mobile projectors, and water heaters.
The customs duty on mobile phones has been from 10% to 15%. Similarly, the duty on monitors and projectors has been doubled to 20%, the notification issued by Department of Revenue in the Ministry said.
For the push button telephone or mobile, the duty has been raised to 15 percent from nil while water heater and hairdressing instrument, the duty has been doubled to 20 percent. Customs duty on some other items like electric filament and discharge lamps was also tweaked.
This move is to boost domestic manufacturing.