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Doing business in India

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in India.

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India Briefing

India Briefing, published by Dezan Shira & Associates, provides expert commentary on law, tax and business operations aimed at foreign investors doing business in India.

Taking advantage of India's improving business environment

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December 2016

In this issue, we look at the important regulatory reforms, policy initiatives, and increased incentives for investing in the Indian market that have emerged since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014. Foreign companies should take note of the pro-business agenda of the current government and stay updated with the new reforms and sectoral policies that might ease their entry, investment, and expansion of business operations in India.

Strategies for repatriating funds from India

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September 2016

In this issue, we look at issues related to repatriating funds from India. We highlight the unique regulations for sending funds back from India, examine the various strategies companies can make use of while repatriating, and look at remittance procedures for different types of Indian entities. Finally, we give some tips on how expats can remit their Indian money to their home countries.

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Useful links

Ease of Doing Business in India
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

India company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Guides

Exporting to India
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Overseas Business Risk - India
Report from UK Trade & Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, international relations, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Busines in India
Guide on doing business created by HSBC in association with Grant Thornton in December 2014. Sections cover:

  • Legal overview
  • Conducting business
  • Tax system
  • Labour
  • Audit
  • Trade
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure.

Doing Business in India 
Country guide from Baker Tilly International providing an overview of rules and regulations covering business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and tax. Updated in October 2016.

Doing Business in India
Guide from HLB International giving general information on doing business in India, published in July 2016.

Doing Business in India
A guide from PKF International which provides an overview of the country, types of business entities, accounting, taxation and other useful information.

India: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in India.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: India
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

The float guide: How to float a company in India
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association in 2012 describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Intellectual property rights in India
Guidance from the Intellectual Property Office on protecting and enforcing IP rights when trading in India.

International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on:

  • the amicable phase
  • legal procedures
  • enforcement
  • insolvency proceedings
  • arbitration and mediation.

Forums and support networks

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
A forum for business people to network and encourage best practice, trade and investment.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Federation of regional chambers of commerce.

The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Premier Chamber of business and industry in Eastern and North-Eastern India.

UK-India Business Council
UK's organisation providing support to promote free trade, business and investment between the two countries.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in India

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in India
This report contains information enabling foreign businesses and their professional advisors to determine the best methods of conducting business operations in India from both the tax and general legal points of view.

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