Budget 2023 could make these 3 tech products cheaper

By G. S. Vasan | Published 01 Feb 2023 17:53 IST
  • Budget 2023 was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.

  • The Union Budget has made custom duty cuts on some products.

  • As per the new budget, the government will reduce customs duties on parts for mobile phones and TVs.

Budget 2023 could make these 3 tech products cheaper
Budget 2023 could make these 3 tech products cheaper

Budget 2023 has been announced by the Union Minister of Finance, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman. So, you may be wondering what’s cheaper, and what’s costlier. Well, 3 technology products that could be cheaper going forward are mobile phones, TV, and EVs.

Here’s what you need to know about Budget 2023 from a technology standpoint:

Cheaper tech products after Budget 2023

Budget 2023 tech

1. Mobile Phones

The government has announced cuts in customs duty on the import of certain items used in mobile phone manufacturing. Meanwhile, the previous relaxations in customs duty on the camera lens and parts of the camera module used in modern phones are being carried on for one more year. 

2. Televisions

In the custom duty rate changes (Section C.1 of the Indian Budget 2023-2024 PDF), there is mention of a 2.5-per cent reduction in basic customs duty on parts of open cells of TV panels.

3. EVs

This budget also keeps the customs duty on “specified capital goods/machinery for 
manufacture of lithium-ion cells” that is used within electric cars and other electric vehicles.

In her speech, Smt. Sitharaman also attributes the Phased Manufacturing programme and other government initiatives to the growth in mobile phone production in India from 5.8 crore units (~18,900 crores in value) in 2014-15 to 31 crore units (more than 2,75,000 crores in value) in 2022-23. 

She envisions the new tax cuts in Budget 2023 could act as a tailwind for the respective product categories and sectors.

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