Import of any good presupposes that its domestic price is higher than
foreign price. Hence, invariably imported goods will be cheaper than
their domestic counterparts. Government have policies in place to ensure
that interest of both domestic consumer and domestic producer of such
goods are not severely jeopardized. To protect the consumers,
quality/safety standards applicable to domestic goods are made equally
applicable to imported goods. To protect the domestic producers, Trade
Defense Measures like Anti-dumping & Safeguard measures are available to
the domestic industry to seek relief against unfair trade practices by
exporters of goods from other countries.
In case of electrical goods, safety is ensured through Electrical Wires,
Cables, Appliances and Protection Devices and Accessories (Quality
Control) Order, 2003. Import of fireworks (crackers) is restricted and
subject to licensing under Import Policy.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Commerce &
Industry Dr. D. Purandeswari in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha