FDI circulars

Key Changes In Consolidated FDI Policy

Corporate Law - The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) (formerly known as “Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)”) is the nodal Department for formulation of the policy of the Government on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It is also responsible for maintenance and management of data on inward FDI into In...

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A Knight in Shining Armor against Opportunist Takeover OR Capitulation for Growth

Corporate Law - The Government of India revised the Foreign Investment Policy foreseeing the threat of opportunistic takeovers due to the COVID-19. Knight Shield against Opportunist Takeover, 'a non-resident entity can invest in India, subject to the FDI Policy except in those sectors/activities which are prohibited....

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Decoding FDI and FPI from Neighbouring Countries of India

Corporate Law - On April 17, 2020, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade came up with an amendment in Foreign Direct Investment Policy, 2017 vide Press Release No. 3 (2020 Series) in order to shield the corporates from hostile acquisitions which may arise due to downward trend in the share prices of the Company. The experts […]...

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Right move to protect interest of Indian firms through FDI restrictions

Corporate Law - Right move to protect interest of Indian firms and their stakeholders through FDI restrictions by GoI The constantly increasing Covid-19 pandemic has cast a shadow on the Indian and as well as global economy, which was already reeling under pressure by the US-China trade war. This shock comes at a particularly unfortunate time for India, ...

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Foreign Investment from China to fall under Government Route?

Corporate Law - The Indian Government has always taken steps towards promoting foreign investor interests’ in the Indian businesses. Past initiatives such as Make in India, Start-Up India programs are live examples of attracting foreign investors to the Indian business market....

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Request to stop inventory control by foreign e-commerce companies

Corporate Law - Urgent Need to bring a New Press Note to clarify the FDI Policy to stop inventory control by foreign e-commerce companies and also to take strong action against foreign e-commerce companies for using unfair means to gain market share at the cost of small merchants in the lockdown due to covid-19 pandemic....

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Guidelines for Single Brand Retail Trade 

Corporate Law - FDI policy on Single Brand Retail Trade(SBRT) has been in operation since 2006. From 2006 till 29.03.2018, 112 brands have obtained approval of Government for SBRT activities....

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DIPP clarifies on FDI policy on e-commerce after recent media reports

Corporate Law - FDI policy on e-commerce, first pronounced through Press Note 2 of 2000, permitted 100% FDI in B2B e-commerce With a view to clarify the already existing policy framework, after extensive stakeholder consultations, Press Note 3 was issued by DIPP in 2016. B2C e-commerce, that is multi-brand retail through inventory based model, has all al...

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Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2017- Invite comments from stakeholders

Corporate Law - Comments/ suggestions on 'Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment Policy Circular of 2016' are invited from stakeholders by 27/01/2017 for consideration....

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Consolidated FDI Policy Circular-Issue of fifth edition of the Circular -Inviting comments from stakeholders

Corporate Law - Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion had issued a Consolidated FDI Policy Circular (Circular 1 of 2010) on 31.03.2010,making all information on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy available at one place and subsuming all earlier Press Notes/ /Press Releases/ Clarifications regarding Government policy on FDI, issued by the Depart...

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Enhanced 74% FDI in Insurance provisions applicable from 01.04.2021

Notification No. S.O. 1426(E) - (31/03/2021) - Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2021 raises limit of foreign investment in Indian insurance companies from the existing 49 per cent to 74 per cent. No Government provided that these provisions will be effective from 1st day of April, 2021 . MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Financial Services) NOTIFICAT...

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Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2021- FDI limit increased to 74%

No. 06 of 2021 - (25/03/2021) - (1) This Act may be called the Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2021. (2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint....

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Review of FDI Policy on downstream investments made by NRIs

Press Note No. 1 (2021 Series) - (19/03/2021) - Investments by NRI(s) on a non-repatriation basis as stipulated under Schedule IV of Foreign Exchange Management (Non-Debt Instruments) Rules 2019 are deemed to be domestic investments at par with the investments made by residents. Accordingly, an investment made by an Indian entity which is owned a...

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Standard Operating Procedure for Processing FDI Proposals

F. No. 1/8/2016-FDI Policy - (09/11/2020) - Upon receipt of the FDI application, the concerned Administrative Ministry/Department shall process the application as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). If the online filing of application is with digital signature by authorised signatory, physical submission of the copy is not required. F...

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Consolidated FDI Policy (Effective From October 15, 2020)

DPIIT File Number 5(2)/2020-FDI Policy - (15/10/2020) - Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade Ministry of Commerce and Industry Government of India Consolidated FDI Policy (Effective from October 15, 2020) Government of India Ministry of Commerce Sr Industry Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (FDI Division) Consolid...

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Recent Posts in "FDI circulars"

Request to stop inventory control by foreign e-commerce companies

Urgent Need to bring a New Press Note to clarify the FDI Policy to stop inventory control by foreign e-commerce companies and also to take strong action against foreign e-commerce companies for using unfair means to gain market share at the cost of small merchants in the lockdown due to covid-19 pandemic....

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Key Changes In Consolidated FDI Policy

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) (formerly known as “Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)”) is the nodal Department for formulation of the policy of the Government on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It is also responsible for maintenance and management of data on inward FDI into In...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Enhanced 74% FDI in Insurance provisions applicable from 01.04.2021

Notification No. S.O. 1426(E) 31/03/2021

Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2021 raises limit of foreign investment in Indian insurance companies from the existing 49 per cent to 74 per cent. No Government provided that these provisions will be effective from 1st day of April, 2021 . MINISTRY OF FINANCE (Department of Financial Services) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 31st March, 2021 S.O....

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Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2021- FDI limit increased to 74%

No. 06 of 2021 25/03/2021

(1) This Act may be called the Insurance (Amendment) Act, 2021. (2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint....

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Review of FDI Policy on downstream investments made by NRIs

Press Note No. 1 (2021 Series) 19/03/2021

Investments by NRI(s) on a non-repatriation basis as stipulated under Schedule IV of Foreign Exchange Management (Non-Debt Instruments) Rules 2019 are deemed to be domestic investments at par with the investments made by residents. Accordingly, an investment made by an Indian entity which is owned and controlled by NRI(s) on a non-repatri...

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Standard Operating Procedure for Processing FDI Proposals

F. No. 1/8/2016-FDI Policy 09/11/2020

Upon receipt of the FDI application, the concerned Administrative Ministry/Department shall process the application as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). If the online filing of application is with digital signature by authorised signatory, physical submission of the copy is not required. For applications without digital signatur...

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Consolidated FDI Policy (Effective From October 15, 2020)

DPIIT File Number 5(2)/2020-FDI Policy 15/10/2020

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade Ministry of Commerce and Industry Government of India Consolidated FDI Policy (Effective from October 15, 2020) Government of India Ministry of Commerce Sr Industry Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (FDI Division) Consolidated FDI Policy Circular of 2020 Subject...

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Govt approves amendment in FDI Policy on Defence Sector

Press Note No. 4 (2020 Series) / DPIIT File No.: 5(8)/ 2020-FDI Policy 17/09/2020

Press Note No. 4 (2020 Series), reviewing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy in Defence Sector Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued Press Note No. 4 (2020 Series), reviewing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy in Defence Sector. The decision will take effect f...

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A Knight in Shining Armor against Opportunist Takeover OR Capitulation for Growth

The Government of India revised the Foreign Investment Policy foreseeing the threat of opportunistic takeovers due to the COVID-19. Knight Shield against Opportunist Takeover, 'a non-resident entity can invest in India, subject to the FDI Policy except in those sectors/activities which are prohibited....

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Decoding FDI and FPI from Neighbouring Countries of India

On April 17, 2020, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade came up with an amendment in Foreign Direct Investment Policy, 2017 vide Press Release No. 3 (2020 Series) in order to shield the corporates from hostile acquisitions which may arise due to downward trend in the share prices of the Company. The experts […]...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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