According to the new rules, a person of 18 years of age and has stayed more
then 3 days overseas can get a laptop to India duty free as a part of baggage.
However, it should also be noted that an individual can only
Laptops or any other goods of high value taken out from India by a
passenger while going abroad can be imported again into India free of duty
provided the passenger had received an export certificate from the Customs in
respect of that particular item while going abroad.
Import of Second hand computers etc
The Government of India exempts second hand computers and computer
peripherals including printer, plotter, scanner, monitor, keyboard and storage
unit from the whole of duty and additional duty of customs liable thereon under
the First Schedule of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975), when received
as donation by –
- A School run by the Central Government or, Government of a State or, a
Union territory or, a local body;
- An Educational Institution run on non-commercial basis by any
- A Registered Charitable Hospital.
- A Public Library.
- A Public Funded Research and Development Establishment.
- A Community Information Centre run by, the Central Government or,
Government of a State or, a Union territory or, local body.
- An Adult Education Centre run by the Central Government or,
Government of a State or, a Union territory or, a local body.
The import duty for bringing laptops into India is zero. However you are
limited to 1 laptop per passenger.For the second one, you need to pay
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