100% FDI for E-Commerce Sector in India

By | December 2, 2015
As per Press release by Ministry of Commerce & Industry of Govt of India on 30-November, 2015
FDI in E-Commerce Sector

As per the extant FDI policy, FDI up to 100% under the automatic route is permitted in companies engaged in e-commerce provided that such companies would engage only in Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce. Further, it has been decided an entity will be permitted to undertake retail trading through e-commerce under the following circumstances:

(i) A manufacturer is permitted to sell its products manufactured in India through e-commerce retail.

(ii) A single brand retail trading entity operating through brick and mortar stores, is permitted to undertake retail trading through e-commerce.

(iii) An Indian manufacturer is permitted to sell its own single brand products through e-commerce retail. Indian manufacturer would be the investee company, which is the owner of the Indian brand and which in manufactures in India, in of value, at least 70% of its products in house, and sources, at most 30% from Indian manufacturers.

The Government, with a view to simplify and liberalise FDI policy and to ensure that India remains increasingly attractive and investor-friendly investment destination, undertakes stakeholders consultations with concerned Ministries/ Departments, Apex Industries Chambers and other organizations. Consultations, in this regard, were held with the stakeholders including States and industry representatives.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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