Review of the policy on Foreign Direct Investment in pharmaceuticals sectorinsertion of a new paragraph 6.2.25 to ˜Circular 2 of 2011-Consolidated FDI Policy™

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion

(FC-I Section)

Press Note No.3 (2011 Series)

Subject: Review of the policy on Foreign Direct Investment in pharmaceuticals sectorinsertion of a new paragraph 6.2.25 to ˜Circular 2 of 2011-Consolidated FDI Policy™

1.0 Present Position:

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), up to 100%, under the automatic route, is permitted in the pharmaceuticals sector.

2.0 Revised Position:

The Government of India has reviewed the extant policy on FDI and decided as under:

(i) FDI, up to 100%, under the automatic route, would continue to be permitted for greenfield investments in the pharmaceuticals sector.

(ii) FDI, up to 100%, would be permitted for brownfield investments (i.e. investments in existing companies), in the pharmaceuticals sector, under the Government approval route.

3.0 Accordingly, the following amendment is made in ˜Circular 2 of 2011- Consolidated FDJ Policy™, dated 30.09.2011, issued by the Department ofIndustrial Policy & Promotion:

Insertion of a new paragraph 6.2.25:

A new paragraph (6.2.25) is inserted as below:

6.2.25 Pharmaceuticals
6.2.25.1 Greenfield 100% Automatic
6.2.25.2 Existing companies 1100% Government

4.0 The above decision will take immediate effect. It would be reviewed after a period of six months.

(Anjali Prasad)

Joint Secretary to the Government of India

D/o IPP File No.: 1/16//2010-FC-I dated: 8th November, 2011

Copy forwarded to:

1. Press Information Officer, Press Information Bureau- for giving wide publicity to the above Press Note.

2. BE Section in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion- for uploading the Press Note on DJPP™s website.

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