Consumers Want India's Government To Eliminate Oem's Ink Monopoly

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Consumers Want India's Government To Eliminate Oem's Ink Monopoly

 user admin 2014-09-09 at 12:03:30 pm Views: 207
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    Consumers Want India's Government To Eliminate Oem's Ink  Cartridge Monopoly
    Union government must impose condition on these manufacturers-importers for compulsory manufacture of ink-cartridges in India with authority to any desiring Indian companies for manufacture of cartridges thus eliminating monopoly of printer-manufacturers to manufacture/import ink-cartridges by them only.

    Presently all computers and computer-related items being sold in India are by and large foreign-branded imported from other countries. These foreign companies deliberately sell printers at much lower cost aiming to mint money by having abnormally high costs of ink-cartridges.

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    Union government must impose condition on these manufacturers-importers for compulsory manufacture of ink-cartridges in India with authority to any desiring Indian companies for manufacture of cartridges thus eliminating monopoly of printer-manufacturers to manufacture/import ink-cartridges by them only. It will boost dyeing Indian industries because of large-scale invasion of Chinese and other imported goods in Indian markets. Indian companies should also be authorised refill ink-cartridges without affecting warranty of printers because of using refilled ink-cartridges. Ink-cartridges costing several thousands of rupees are refilled in just rupees 200-300.

    Bureau of Indian Standards should call meeting of printer-manufacturers including representatives of foreign companies to minimise types of ink-cartridges. Presently largest selling brands like Hewlett Packard (HP) and Samsung have too many types of ink-cartridges of similar shape and size for their vast range of inkjet and laser printers. It is not difficult to standardise so many ink-cartridges in a limited number to be used uniformly in different models of inkjet and laser printers. Such standardisation will heavily bring down cost of ink-cartridges. Since printers and ink-cartridges in wholesale market are available at just two third of printed Maximum-Retail Price (MRP), Union Finance Ministry should impose MRP-based excise/custom duty on these to bring down printed MRP in benefit of consumers in retail and also reduce bribery for purchasers.
    —Madhu Agrawal.

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