ISPAK took up the matter with the Ministry of Science & Technology for duty free import of IT and networking equipment. Initially computer equipment was allowed to be imported on zero duty but custom authorities were not allowing duty free import of networking equipment such as routers, hubs, access servers, servers, etc., treating them as telecom equipment. After a long battle, CBR made amendments to HS Codes and included new Chapter 99 in the Custom Tariff Manual which included all the IT and networking equipment at zero import duty rates.