India has said Apple must meet a rule obliging foreign retailers to sell at least 30 percent locally-sourced goods if it wishes to open stores in the country, a senior government official told Reuters.
A change in legislation last year exempted foreign retailers selling high-tech goods from the rule, which states 30 percent of the value of goods sold in the store should be made in India.
However, Apple's products were not considered to be in this category, said the official, who has direct knowledge of the matter, according to Reuters.
This is pure harassment of Apple most likely at the behest of local retailers and manufacturers...
...and it will only hurt India's consumers.