Covering all major aspects of the company incorporation procedure in 2020, the information here will provide you with the basic knowledge on how to start a business in India and serve as a guide to help you create an entry strategy for the Indian market.
The first step to entering the Indian market is to identify the right company format for incorporation. Each of these company formats have their own nuances, guidelines of operations, statutory compliance matters, and taxation criteria. For more information, watch our video about setting up a business in India and download the first chapter of our “Doing Business In India” document, where the chapter covers the following:
Setting up a business in India often also requires relevant information and insight about how the country’s industrial landscape is,how the key sectors are performing, and what are the major industry trends to watch out for.
To help you on your journey of doing business in India and ensuring that you have valuable and unique industry insights before setting up shop, we at Coinmen have developed an online platform called The Brief, which serves as an all-encompassing information provider on India’s business and investment landscape.
On The Brief, we discuss everything which is bound to influence a business entity looking to set up a business or invest in India; ranging from industry trends, insights, sectoral performance, public policies, legal and regulatory frameworks, and more.
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Yes, subject to compliance of provisions of Companies Act, 2013, Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) 1999, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Regulations and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, a foreigner can set up a company (except one person company) in India but there must be atleast one resident director in the board of that particular company.
(Resident director is defined as a person who stays in India for a total period of not less than one hundred and eighty-two days during the financial year)
Yes, subject to compliance of provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) 1999 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Regulations and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, OCI holder can start a business in India.
In addition to the above OCIs are also allowed to invest in partnership/ proprietorship concerns in India on non-repatriation basis.
Issuance of Capital Instruments: In case of Company, the company can issue capital instrument (such as equity shares, debentures, preference shares and share warrants) to foreign investors in accordance with Companies Act, 2013, Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) 1999 and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Regulations and can get foreign funding.
If the company is a registered start up company which is recognised by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (DIPP) in India, It can issue convertible Notes to its foreign investors. Provided that minimum amount of investment in convertible note shall Rs. 25 Lakhs or more in a single tranche.
External Commercial Borrowings (ECB): Company can use an option of ECB. These are commercial borrowings raised by eligible resident entities from recognised lenders and should be in conformity to ECB parameters such as minimum maturity, permitted and non-permitted end-uses, maximum all-in-cost ceiling, etc.
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