India: Apple may get 2-3 years’ breather on sourcing norm

Times of India:

The government is expected to allow Apple to open its own retail outlets in the country without any sourcing requirement for two-to-three years as it tries to work out an arrangement under which the Cupertino, California-based company will agree to local purchases once it gets a stronger toehold in the country.

This would be a foot in the door for Apple. Hard to imagine the government would force Apple to close all their Apple Stores once they are operating, especially since they would become a local employer and a shutdown would mean job loss.