India announced on Thursday that it would increase tariffs on imported mobile phones from 15% to 20%.
The Indian government also said it would raise tariffs on parts and accessories in phones and televisions.
While the Indian authorities are keen to help the country´s home-grown manufacturers, the move is likely to hurt big global players such as Apple.
It comes in the wake of recent moves by the US towards increased protectionism, with the latter having just unveiled tariffs on the imports of solar panels and washing machines coming into the US.
India´s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed his country´s decision would “promote the creation of more jobs.”
While Apple has relatively little iPhone manufacturing in India, the move is unlikely to impact the likes of Samsung and Xiaomi, which already have big manufacturing operations in the country.
India is currently the second largest manufacturer in the world, behind China.