This portal gives information on item-wiseExport and Import policy conditions of India. Free Business tool to Search,Select and Send business queries to suppliers from India (Updated data ofaround 29000 companies from various industry sectors); Free E-mail(global) alerts on the updates on portal- Tariff, SPS/TBT matters, Item-wiseExport-Import policy etc. Subscription on the portal is free.
The Make in India program includes major new initiatives designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, protect intellectual property, and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure.
Website of the Investment and Technology Promotion Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
Website of the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India.
Website of the Department of Industrial Policy& Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
India Resource Centre encapsulating the success stories of brand India.
Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) is an apex body of Indian export promotion organizations. It has weekly updated database of around 12,000 member exporting companies across India. The "Search" business tool and the "Chat Service" help to select the Indian companies of choice and match up with the right counterpart in India.
This portal gives information on item-wise Export and Import policy conditions of India. Free Business tool to Search, Select and Send business queries to suppliers from India (Updated data of around 29000 companies from various industry sectors); Free E-mail (global) alerts on the updates on portal- Tariff, SPS/TBT matters, Item-wise Export-Import policy etc. Subscription on the portal is free.
A national organisation that represents and aggregates multiple Chambers of Commerce.
Website of the Confederation of Indian Industry.
Website of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India.
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the premier trade promotion agency of the Govt. of India for organizing trade fairs
Government of India Web search.
Directory, links, and general information about the central government from an unofficial website.
Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Reserve Bank of India
Website of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India
Databases and information products about India's economy.
National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India's premier economic research institution, specialising in policy research
Website of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
Information on Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
The World Bank
IMF Home page with links to News, About the IMF, Fund Rates, IMF Publications, What's New, Standards and Codes, Country Information and featured topics.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development finance institution, promotes economic and social progress by fighting poverty in Asia
Union Budget and Economic Survey: This website provides detailed information about the Union Budget of the Government of India and Economic Survey released every year prior to the Budget Exercise.
A general overview of India's FDI policy is available.
Updated briefs and others Details regarding FDI Policy, Industrial Policy, National Design Policy, India's IPR Policy, North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, National Manufacturing policy; Relevant acts and legislation for Investment promotion; Comprehensive details regarding GoI running schemes and rules for Investment Promotion etc. can be accessed at the website of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The website also provides information about International Cooperation agreements and MoUs signed by the Government of India for Investment Promotion.
Invest India will assists investors in accessing relevant information on investment policies and procedures,tax rates, skill availability, facilities provided by states,investment opportunities in different sectors, list of consultants etc.In addition, it will help investors in setting up their businesses in India.
Foreign Exchange Management (Acquisition and transfer of Immovable Property in India) Regulations' 2000[Notification No.FEMA.21/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000]
Exchange Control Manual of RBI
Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999: http://indiacode.nic.in/fullact1.asp?tfnm=199942
Regulations of RBI on Exchange Control:
Notifications of RBI on Exchange Control:
FAQs on Accounts opened by Foreign Nationals and Foreign Tourists:
Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property in India by a person resident outside India and Foreigners:
Procedure to be followed for Industrial license has been made online through eBiz portal.
Submission of environmental clearances for setting up of new projects can be made online.
Taxation in India: Website of the Income tax Department of the Government of India.
Useful links on this website for NRIs, Investors etc are:
Comprehensive information regarding Goods and Service tax, including relevant lawas and implementation can be accessed here
Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority Act
Insurance sector in India has been traditionally dominated by state owned Life Insurance Corporation and General Insurance Corporation and its four subsidiaries. Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IRDA) is the regulatory authority in the insurance sector under the Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority Act, 1999. Website
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) established under the Securities and Exchange aboard of India Act, 1992 is the regulatory authority for capital markets in India. Wesbite
Forwards Market Commission (FMC)
FMC is the chief regulator of the commodity(MCX, NCDEX, NMCE, UCX etc) of the Indian futures market. The main aim of this body is to advise the Central Government on matters of the Forwards Contracts Act, 1952. Website
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority :
IRDA is the apex statutory body, which regulates and at the same time, develops the insurance industry. Website
Important Economic laws of India
Reserve Bank of India Act 1934: http://rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Publications/PDFs/RBIAM_230609.pdf
Insurance Act , 1938: www.irdaindia.org
Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951: http://siadipp.nic.in/publicat/ip/ipact01.htm
Industrial Disputes Act, 1947: http://www.indialawinfo.com/bareacts/ida.html
Environment (Protection) Act, 1986:http://envfor.nic.in/legis/env/env1.html
Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992:Please click to visit the website
Income-tax Act , 1961:http://law.incometaxindia.gov.in/TaxmannDit/DisplayPage/dpage1.aspx
Foreign Exchange Management Act , 1999:http://indiacode.nic.in/fullact1.asp?tfnm=199942
Customs Act, 1962:http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/cs-act-idx.htm
Customs Tariff Act 1975:http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cst-0708/cst-main.htm
Central Excise Act, 1944:http://www.cbec.gov.in/excise/cx-act/cx-act-idx.htm
Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985, 1986:http://www.cbec.gov.in/excise/cx-tariff0708/cxt0708-idx.htm
Companies Act , 1956 and 2013:http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/companiesact.html
Patents Act , 1970:http://ipindia.nic.in/ipr/patent/patents.htm
Copyright Act 1957:http://indiacode.nic.in/fullact1.asp?tfnm=195714
Trade Marks Act , 1999:http://did.nic.in/ipr/trademark/tmmain.htm
Securities and Exchange Board of India Act 1992:Please click to visit the website
Central Electricity Act 2003:http://cea.nic.in/reports/electricity_act2003.pdf
Information Technology Act 2000:http://www.dot.gov.in/act-rules/information-technology-act-2000
Constitution of India:http://indiacode.nic.in/coiweb/welcome.html
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Detailed information about the Indian Patents Act is available at the website of Controller of Patents,
Designs and Trademarks at:
The Patents Act 1970:
The Patents (Amendment) Act 1999:
The Patents (Amendment) Act 2002:
The Patents (Amendment) Act 2005:
For Patent e-filing service please visit :
Copyrights and related rights
Further details regarding trademarks protection are available at the website of Controller of Patents, Designs and Trademarks
Trademarks Act 1999
Trademarks Rules 2002
Further details regarding geographical indications protection are available at the website of Controller of Patents Trademarks and Designs
The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999
The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Rules 2002
Protection of Plant varieties
Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture
The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act 2001
For further details, visit the website of Controller of Patents Designs and Trademarks at
General Information Booklet for Applicants of Designs:/strong>
The Designs Act 2000:
The Designs Rules 2001:
The Designs (Amendment) Rules 2003:
Incorporation of a Company
For further details please visit the website of Ministry of Company Affairs
A foreign company can establish its place of business in India by filling Form FC-1 (Documents delivered for registration by a foreign company). The eForm has to be digitally signed by authorized representative of the foreign company. Website: http://www.mca.gov.in/MinistryV2/AboutFiling.html
Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of branch or office or other place of business) Regulations, 2000http://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_FemaNotifications.aspx?Id=176
Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of branch or office or other place of business) (Amendment) Regulations, 2003
Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of branch or office or other place of business) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2003
Foreign Exchange Management (Establishment in India of Branch or Office or Other Place of Business) (Amendment) Regulations, 2005
Form FNC-I for opening a Branch/Project/Liaison Office
Exchange Control manual of RBI
Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999
Department of Commerce
Various Public Sector Undertakings working under Department of Commerce
Export Promotion Councils working under Department of Commerce
Autonomous bodies including all Commodity Boards working under the Department of Commerce
Website of ITPO. IT has details of Trade Fair and events in India-base.
Federation of Indian Export Organisations
Website of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India is:
List of various central labour laws
Workmen's Compensation Act 1923
Minimum Wages Act 1948
Payment of Wages Act 1936
Industrial Disputes Act 1947
Payment of Bonus Act 1965
Payment of Gratuity Act 1972
Maternity Benefit Act 1961
Industrial Employment (Standing orders) Act 1946
Trade & Commerce
- Trade and Economic Relations
- Indian Companies in China
- Trade Fairs / Exhibitions India
- Trade Fairs / Exhibitions China
- DI Policy & Procedures
- Manual of FDI
- Taxation System in India
- Financial System in India
- Foreign Exchange Regulations
- Portfolio Investment
- Legal/Dispute Resolution System
- Incorporation of Business Entity
- Labour Laws
- PAN Card Guidelines