Sunny Makhija Discusses Market Entry Options for Foreign Companies in India

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On August 28 2019, our International Business Advisory Senior Associate, Sunny Makhija, discussed market entry options for foreign companies in India.

FDI Policy of India

Doing business in India offers enormous business opportunities for foreign companies. Over the past few years, government of India has liberalized FDI norms, making India one of the most open economies in the world.

During the webinar, Sunny provided an overview of the FDI policy of India and discussed various sectors under automatic and approval route of Government of India.

Market Entry Options

A foreign investment in India can come through various entity forms with the choice of entity depending on the kind of activities that it plans to undertake in the country.

Selecting the right entity form allows a foreign investor to engage in permissible business activities, limit financial exposure, minimize tax, and better manage compliances.

Sunny explained the various entity options available for foreign companies to break into India’s market. Further, he highlighted the factors which need to be considered while selecting the right entity type in India.

Key Regulatory Reforms

Government of India has undertaken several initiatives and reforms to improve the ease of doing business and attract foreign direct investment in India.

Towards the end of presentation, Sunny discussed recent regulatory reforms such as India’s e-commerce policy, Direct Tax Code (DTC), Goods & Services Tax Act, 2017, Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019, among others.

To access the recording of webinar, please click here.

Market entry options of foreign companies in India webinar

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