With the start of the new financial year a large number of imported items will turn costlier, as the proposals made by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech will get implemented from April 1, 2018.Also Read - Viral Videos: Taliban Militants Ride in Bumper Cars With Guns, Have Fun at Kabul Amusement Park After Capturing Afghanistan | Watch

“I propose to increase customs duty on mobile phones from 15% to 20%, on some of their parts and accessories to 15% and on certain parts of TVs to 15%. This measure will promote creation of more jobs in the country,” Arun Jaitley said in his Budget speech. Also Read - Nissan Launches Magnite Subcompact SUV In India, Prices Start At Rs 4.99 Lakh

Not just electronics, customs duty will go up on a large range of household items. To give you an idea Also Read - Rides in Times of Corona: Uber to Install Safety Screens in 20,000 Premier Sedans After Fitting Similar Cockpits in 8000 Cars For Safer Rides

• Cranberry juice rate will be up five times to 50%
• Orange juice to 35% from the earlier rate of 30%
• Watches and sunglasses upto to 20% from 10%
• Diamond jewellery and gemstones to 5% from 2.5%
• Customs duty on footwear parts from 10% to 15%
• Imitation jewellery to 20% from 5%

Here is the complete list of items that is set to become costlier from April 1, 2018 onwards.

  • Cars and motorcycles
  • Mobile phones
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Vegetable, fruit juices, including orange and cranberry
  • Sunglasses
  • Miscellaneous food preparations other than soya protein
  • Perfumes and toilet waters
  • Sunscreen, suntan, manicure, pedicure preparations
  • Scent sprays and similar toilet sprays
  • Truck and Bus radial tyres
  • Silk Fabrics
  • Footwear
  • Coloured gemstones
  • Diamonds
  • Imitation jewellery
  • Smart watches/wearable devices
  • LCD/ LED TV panels
  • Preparations for oral dental hygiene, denture fixative pastes and powders; dental floss
  • Pre-shave, shaving or after-shave preparations,
  • Deodorants, bath preparations, depilatories, perfumery
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Lamps
  • Wrist watches, pocket watches, clocks
  • Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars, wheeled toys, dolls’ carriages, dolls, toys, puzzles of all kinds
  • Video game consoles
  • Articles and equipment for sports or outdoor games, swimming pools and paddling pools
  • Cigarette and other lighters, candles
  • Kites
  • Edible/vegetable oils such as olive oil, groundnut oil

 Items set to become cheaper

  • Raw cashew by 2.5%
  • Solar tempered glass
  • Raw materials used in making cochlear implants