For the last few years, the Indian economy has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s fastest growing economies. According to the World Bank, in 2017, India is the fourth-fastest-growing economy with 7.2% projected growth, thanks in part to a rise in exports and an increase in government spending.

Foreign Investors require a clear understanding of India’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy as well as her Foreign Trade Policy.

We advise Clients on:

  • Entry Routes for FDI
  • Sector-specific conditions applicable to receipt of FDI
  • Instruments permitted to be issued to Foreign Investors
  • Downstream investments by eligible Indian entities
  • Filings to be made with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  • Applications to be made to RBI for specific scenarios (such as delay in making certain form filings, compounding of offences etc.)
  • Applicability of the Foreign Trade Policy to exports and imports of particular goods and services
  • The Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) [ITC (HS)] of Exports and Imports
  • Importer-Exporter Code
  • Mandatory Documents for Export/Import of Goods from/into India
  • Compliance and filing requirements outlined in the Foreign Trade Policy

To know more about our experience and expertise in this area, please e-mail Amrut Joshi at or Aditya Shamlal at