Apple fights for own Indian stores

Tech giant Apple is continuing to fight for the right to open its own stores in India.

Apple has asked the Indian government to relax the local sourcing clause in its foreign direct investment policy in single brand retailing. That proposal has not yet been closed although the Indian government officials have already ruled it out, reports Business Standard.

“Apple has clearly told us they cannot adhere to the sourcing norms as they hardly use any hardware for their products. We have also told them that while the government is keen on investments, it cannot make exceptions. However, we can analyse a company’s need on a case by case basis,” said a senior official at Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

The Cupertino, California-based company is very keen to open its own stores in India due to the growing demand of its products.

Currently, Apple sells products in India through its premium resellers, run by its local partners.

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