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Laws and Legal Compliances applicable upon Foreign Companies for Selling Baby Care Products in India: Lawyers Advice

India is a market for some of the most extensively known global brands as well as popular domestic brands in baby products segment. While a leading player like Nestle has a number of brands under its belt like Cerelac, Nan Pro1 and Pro2, Lactogen, Nestum, there is growing commitment from other companies to introduce more products in this category. Laws Governing Baby Products in IndiaPolicies related to Baby Care Market in India include Infant Milk Substitutes Act (1992 and 2003), Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 1992 and 2003 and Bureau of...

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Legal Sanctity and Precautions to be taken while Executing a Vendor Agreement: Lawyers Advice

Vendor Agreement is a legal contract which specifies the necessities regarding the work done by the vendor. Vendor Agreements can be signed for many reasons like consultant, office supplies, services, technology. While making a vendor agreement one has to clearly put the goals and strategies for minimizing cost factor. Points to Remember while Making Vendor Agreement • There should be a date of agreement and there should be a date for delivery of goods or providing services specified in the Agreement. • There should be a precise time of the delivery specified in the agreement....

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Laws and Legal Compliances applicable upon Foreign Companies for Selling their Food Products and Beverages in India: Lawyers Advice

One of the fastest growing industries in India is food and beverage. A large part of the industry consists of import and export of food products along with the local produce and its multi-tier wholesale and retail.Laws Governing Food and Beverages: -While Section 3 of the Food and Safety Standards Act, 2006 covers the definition of food business, Section 31 of the Act lays down rules for the Licensing and Registration of Food Businesses in India.A food license from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India needs to be obtained by every food business owner including a petty vendor/ hawker. There...

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Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in E-Commerce & Dropshipping in India-2: Lawyers Advice

Company Registrations, Licenses and Permits which are to be procured:An e-commerce entity can be set up as a private or a public limited company, or a sole proprietorship, or a cooperative, or a limited liability partnership. The required documents vary depending on the type of entity chosen to do business in. But some of the basic important documents required for any e-commerce or drop shipping company are: • Company Incorporation • Director’s Identification Number (DIN) from the official website of Ministry of Corporate Affairs • Permanent Account Number (PAN)...

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Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in E-Commerce & Dropshipping in India-1: Lawyers Advice

Entering the Indian Market: • Foreign E-commerce or a drop shipping companies can enter the Indian Business Market under Direct and Indirect way: a) Direct way: The direct way for a foreign e-commerce company to enter into the Indian market is through Foreign Direct Investment. 100 per cent FDI is allowed in e-commerce companies operating in single brand retail trading. Along with this it is also necessary for these companies to operate in the market place model only which acts as a facilitator between the buyers and sellers. The FDI policy prohibits...

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Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Media & Entertainment in India-2: Lawyers Advice

Company Registrations, Compliances, Licenses & Permits to be procured: • Uplinking License requirement for businesses of uplinking television channels from India. • Downlinking License requirement for businesses of downlinking television channels from India. • License for setting up and operating of Direct-To-Home (DTH) services in India. • Licenses regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) like Copyright, Trademarks, Patents, Trade secrets, etc. must be procured to ensure compliance with the regulations and policies. • Certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) or...

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Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Media & Entertainment in India-1: Lawyers Advice

Entering Indian Market: • Foreign investors are permitted to enter the market by investing upto 49% in Terrestrial Broadcasting FM FM(Radio) or the Up-linking of News & Current Affairs TV Channels under the Government route wherein prior permission of the Government is required. • Investors can also enter the market by investing 100% FDI in the Non-News & Current Affairs TV Channels under the automatic route, where permission from the Government is not required. • Investment can be carried out under print media as well where 26%...

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Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Telecom & Internet Services in India-2: Lawyers Advice

Company Registrations, Compliances, Licenses & Permits which are to be procured: • The Unified License, requires licensee to declare the Indian and Foreign investment in the licensee company and submit a compliance report regarding compliance with FDI norms and security conditions the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) certified by Company Secretary or Statutory Auditor, countersigned by duly authorized Director of such company. • License for Basic Telephone Services has been open to the private sector. • License for National Long-Distance Services operating within the territory of India. • License...

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Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Telecom & Internet Services in India-1: Lawyers Advice

Entering Indian Market: • Foreign entities can enter the Indian market under the automatic route provided in the FDI Policy. 100% FDI in Telecom sector is permitted. However, 49% is permitted under the automatic route and any investment beyond 49% shall require Government approval for inflow of FDI. • Acquisition of shares of the domestic entities. • Development of a product or service capable of attracting venture capital investors. Best Locations: • Maharashtra (Pune, Thane, Nagpur) • Karnataka (Bangalore, Davanagere) • ...

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Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Beauty & Wellness Products in India-2: Lawyers Advice

Company Registrations, Compliances, Licenses and Permits which are to be procured: • GST and Shop Registration • License on form 32 is issued for production/selling/distribution of cosmetics. • License on Form 32-A is issued for loan for production/ sale distribute of cosmetics. • Registration with the State-specific Authority as a private medical establishment. • Registration under the Prenatal Diagnostics Techniques Act, 1994. • Registration under various direct and indirect tax legislations. • Possession of Drug License for operating...

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