India Entry Strategy
Under this domain, we provide the following services:
- Branch Office
- Liaison Office/ Representative Office
- Project Office,
- Joint Ventures in India
- Wholly owned Subsidiaries in India
- Limited Liability Partnership
The establishments, which may be set-up by a foreign company are explained as under:
Foreign companies engaged in manufacturing and trading activities abroad are allowed to set up Branch Offices in India for the following purposes:
Liaison office/ Representative office
Liaison office is not allowed to undertake any business activity in India and cannot earn any income in India. The role of such offices is, therefore, limited to undertaking activities which are preparatory and auxiliary in nature such as collecting information about possible market opportunities and providing information about the company and its products to the prospective Indian Customers. Generally, liaison office are set up for the following purposes:
Foreign Companies planning to execute specific projects in India can set up temporary project offices in India. For this a general approval has been given by RBI subject to fulfillment of certain conditions.
Incorporation of Indian company
A foreign company can either incorporate a new company or enter into a joint venture with a partner. Foreign equity in such companies are subject to sectoral caps under the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy.