“Actual user conditions would not be applicable for importers applying for an authorization to import the goods ‘restricted’ in this notification. The procedure for grant of license will be separately issued by DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade)," the notification said.
Chinese imports and investments have been facing intense scrutiny in India after a border clash left 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese troops dead.
India is aiming at limiting trade links with China as part of a policy to cut dependence on its northern neighbour. The government in April notified changes to its foreign direct investment (FDI) policy by mandating government clearance for all FDI inflows from countries with whom it shares land borders.
India has cancelled railway and road tenders secured by Chinese companies.
It has also banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, on national security grounds.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India needs to end its dependence on import of solar panels, which are mostly sourced from China.