Mobile Phones and Tablets: Measure That Carriages Many Disadvantages

8 years, 2 months ago - March 19, 2014
For some time, the customs is more severe when it comes to the import of mobile phones, laptops or tablets. And the number of devices confiscated or returned to sender soar.

Henceforth, any electronic device requires the approval of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA). And it hardly suits individuals who return with a new device in the luggage or Internet users who have placed orders via the Internet.

To do so enter the Mauritian territory, we must now fill out a lengthy form, register many technical details, include documents, including a Compliance Certificate issued by the manufacturer of the tablet or dealer (something that is not necessarily provided when a purchase is made on a site such as eBay), etc..

"My brother, who is in France, had sent a tablet for my child. When I went to the post office to retrieve it, it was explained to me that he had a permit from the ICTA. I was told to fill out a very technical form. Something which proved complicated for me. Then he had documents France. I had to ask my brother to find, which was not clear to him. In the end, it took so much time that the tablet was returned, "says a person who has lived through this experience recently.

In fact, the ICTA, we explained that these measures are necessary for appliances, unmarked and often from China, are likely to interfere with other electronic devices. At the regulatory body, as security issues are raised.

In ICTA, it also states that the measure is long, but it had never been applied in its entire rigor. Introduced in 2003, it was reinforced in 2009. Late last year, the court asked the Mauritius Revenue Authority to strengthen control.

 

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