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Thailand, European Union question India's import restrictions on tyres, ACs and TV Sets

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Bangkok also complained that many Thai exporters were unable to export television sets to India because the government did not grant import licence to importers.

NEW DELHI: India's restrictions on imports of air-conditioners, tyres and TV sets have drawn the ire of Thailand and the European Union, which raised the issue at a meeting in the World Trade Organization.At the meeting held last week, Thailand said its tyre exports to India fell 31% in July and 43% in August, while some of its AC consignments were returned.The EU wanted details on the procedures and the scope of the import restriction on tyres.

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