The ED's crackdown on Xiaomi is under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) in connection with illegal remittances made by the firm in February this year
Reacting to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) crackdown and seizure of Rs 5,551.27 crore assets in India, Chinese telecom firm Xiaomi on Saturday said it is committed to working closely with the government authorities to clarify any "misunderstandings".
"As a brand committed to India, all our operations are firmly compliant with local laws and regulations. We have studied the order from government authorities carefully," Xiaomi spokesperson said in a statement. "We believe our royalty payments and statements to the bank are all legit and truthful. These royalty payments that Xiaomi India made were for the in-licensed technologies and IPs used in our Indian version products. It is a legitimate commercial arrangement for Xiaomi India to make such royalty payments," it said.
"However, we are committed to working closely with government authorities to clarify any misunderstandings," Xiaomi spokesperson added in the statement.
The company's statement came after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said it has seized Rs 5,551.27 crore of assets lying in the bank accounts of Xiaomi Technology India Pvt Ltd.
The ED's crackdown on Xiaomi is under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) in connection with illegal remittances made by the firm in February this year.
According to the ED, the Company has remitted foreign currency equivalent to Rs 5,551.27 crore to three foreign-based entities which include one Xiaomi group entity in the guise of Royalty.
"Such huge amounts in the name of Royalties were remitted on the instructions of their Chinese parent group entities. The amount remitted to other two US-based unrelated entities were also for the ultimate benefit of the Xiaomi group entities," the ED said.
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