FDI policy

FDI in Startup Companies & Issue of Convertible Notes

Fema / RBI - Article explains FDI IN STARTUP COMPANIES. It explains General Meaning of Start-up, Legal Meaning of Start-up, Types of Instruments Issued by Start-ups, Convertible Note which can be issued by a start-up. Article further explains conditions to comply for Issue Of Convertible Notes To Person Resident Outside India, Eligible Person For Maki...

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FDI in E-commerce 

Fema / RBI - The Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries due to the entry of several new players. It is not only a form of business but more a mode of earning of livelihood for tens of millions of people in the Country. India’s e-commerce market has witnessed a phenomenal growth […]...

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Sneak peek into India’s latest FDI policy-COVID-19 highlights grey areas!

Fema / RBI - Sneak peek into india’s latest fdi policy Unanticipated outbreak of the global pandemic and nationwide- lockdown caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has jeopardized individuals and economy as a whole. In order to abate the impact on the general public, business establishments, and managing the current situations, the Governm...

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Amendments in FDI policy and FEMA due to COVID-19

Fema / RBI - Foreign equity investments in an Indian company are bound by the Foreign Exchange Management (Non-debt Instruments) Rules, 2019 (‘Rules’) and Foreign Direct Investment (‘FDI’) policy issued by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce and Industry respectively (together referred as ‘Government’). As per the said Rules, ...

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India tweaks FDI policy to curtail opportunistic acquisition of firms in midst of COVID-19

Fema / RBI - In a press note gave on April 17, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has said the modification of the FDI strategy is intended to control ‘artful takeovers/acquisitions of Indian organizations because of the current COVID-19 pandemic’. The way that the amendment is explicitly intended to hav...

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Cabinet permit Foreign Investment in Air India Ltd by NRIs

Fema / RBI - Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved to amend the extant FDI Policy to permit Foreign Investment (s) in M/s Air India Ltd by NRIs, who are Indian Nationals, upto to 100% under automatic route....

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Guidelines for Single Brand Retail Trade 

Fema / RBI - 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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FDI Policy on E-Commerce effective from February 01, 2019

Fema / RBI - The e-commerce sector is expected to keep growing in future because of a number of reasons. The FDI policy on e-commerce has remained unchanged. Better enforcement of this policy will contribute significantly to growth of this sector over medium and long term....

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

Fema / RBI - 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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Cabinet approves phasing out FIPB

Fema / RBI - With FIPB getting abolished, it is expected that foreign investment proposals will be considered by the concerned ministry in consultation with the DIPP. Towards this end it is hoped that DIPP comes out with clear guidelines and operating procedures defining the parameters that should be considered for clearance of proposals. This would i...

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Foreign Exchange Management (Non-debt Instruments) Amendment Rules, 2020

[F. No. 01/05/EM/2019-Part (1)] [S.O. 1278 (E)] - (22/04/2020) - Provided that an entity of a country, which shares land border with India or the beneficial owner of an investment into India who is situated in or is a citizen of any such country, shall invest only with the Government approval:...

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Govt restricts FDI from Countries with which India share Land Border

Press Note No. 03 (2020 Series) - (17/04/2020) - A non-resident entity can invest in India, subject to the FDI Policy except in those sectors/activities which are prohibited. However, an entity of a country, which shares land border with India or where the beneficial owner of an investment into India is situated in or is a citizen of any such coun...

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Review of FDI policy on Coal & Lignite, Contract Manufacturing, Single Brand Retail Trading, Digital Media

Press Note No. 4 (2019 Series) - (18/09/2019) - DPPI has reviewed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy Coal & Lignite, Contract Manufacturing, Single Brand Retail Trading, Digital Media sector vide Press Note No. 4 (2019 Series). Government of India Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade ...

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Withdrawal of Press Note No. 17 (1984 Series)

Press Note No. 3 (2019 Series) - (11/09/2019) - The Press Note No. 17 (1984) series regarding Environmental clearance of Industrial Licence- conditions of Letter of Intent/Industrial Licence, relates to pre-1991 period. After the Industrial Policy Resolution 1991, and considering various amendments made to Notification No. 477(E) dated 25th July...

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Licensing requirement for Parts and Accessories in Defence Sector

Press Note No. 2 (2019 Series) - (11/09/2019) - In reference to Press Note 1 (2019 Series) dated January 1, 2019 it is hereby clarified that No Industrial Licence/Arms Licence is required for the manufacture of any parts or accessories in Defence Sector, unless they are specifically listed in any of the Annexures of the said Press Note....

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FDI in Startup Companies & Issue of Convertible Notes

Article explains FDI IN STARTUP COMPANIES. It explains General Meaning of Start-up, Legal Meaning of Start-up, Types of Instruments Issued by Start-ups, Convertible Note which can be issued by a start-up. Article further explains conditions to comply for Issue Of Convertible Notes To Person Resident Outside India, Eligible Person For Maki...

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FDI in E-commerce 

The Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries due to the entry of several new players. It is not only a form of business but more a mode of earning of livelihood for tens of millions of people in the Country. India’s e-commerce market has witnessed a phenomenal growth […]...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Sneak peek into India’s latest FDI policy-COVID-19 highlights grey areas!

Sneak peek into india’s latest fdi policy Unanticipated outbreak of the global pandemic and nationwide- lockdown caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has jeopardized individuals and economy as a whole. In order to abate the impact on the general public, business establishments, and managing the current situations, the Governm...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Amendments in FDI policy and FEMA due to COVID-19

Foreign equity investments in an Indian company are bound by the Foreign Exchange Management (Non-debt Instruments) Rules, 2019 (‘Rules’) and Foreign Direct Investment (‘FDI’) policy issued by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Commerce and Industry respectively (together referred as ‘Government’). As per the said Rules, ...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

India tweaks FDI policy to curtail opportunistic acquisition of firms in midst of COVID-19

In a press note gave on April 17, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has said the modification of the FDI strategy is intended to control ‘artful takeovers/acquisitions of Indian organizations because of the current COVID-19 pandemic’. The way that the amendment is explicitly intended to hav...

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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....

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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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Setting up subsidiary outside India

With the advent of Globalization, more and more Indian companies are interested in doing business outside India. They want to set-up a branch office or a subsidiary abroad. There are multiple benefits of doing so such as cost reduction because they save on import duty, ease of doing business, building an international brand etc. Overseas ...

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Foreign Exchange Management (Non-debt Instruments) Amendment Rules, 2020

[F. No. 01/05/EM/2019-Part (1)] [S.O. 1278 (E)] (22/04/2020)

Provided that an entity of a country, which shares land border with India or the beneficial owner of an investment into India who is situated in or is a citizen of any such country, shall invest only with the Government approval:...

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Right move to protect interest of Indian firms through FDI restrictions

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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