New Delhi: The Indian Customs have held Chinese goods across the country and suspended their clearance despite no such official orders from the centre.
India in recent days has started boycotting Chinese goods in respond to the violent standoff between Indian Armed Forces and Chinese PLA at Galwan Valley in Ladakh.
According to news reports, the Customs Department at Kolkata International Airport has stopped clearing any goods that came from China. Similar incidents have also been reported from Mumbai and Chennai airports.
However, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) have refrained from commenting on the non-clearance of Chinese goods. The centre also has denied putting out any such orders banning or rejecting the clearance of Chinese goods being imported into the country.
Custom officials while speaking to the media have said that the move is purely co-incidental and has nothing to do with the current developments between India and China in Ladakh. Goods from many other countries are also not-cleared from time to time when the consignments do not have the required documents for clearance.