Master Circular No. 11/2012-13
July 02, 2012
All Banks Authorised to Deal in Foreign Exchange
Madam / Sir,
Master Circular on Direct Investment by Residents in Joint Venture (JV)/
Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) Abroad
Direct investments by residents in Joint Venture (JV) and Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) abroad are being allowed, in terms of clause (a) of sub-section (3) of section 6 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, (42 of 1999) read with Notification No. FEMA 120/RB-2004 dated July 7, 2004, (GSR 757 (E) dated November 19, 2004), viz. Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Any Foreign Security) Regulations, 2004, as amended from time to time.
2. This Master Circular consolidates the existing instructions on the subject of Direct Investment by Residents in Joint Venture (JV) / Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) Abroad” at one place. The list of underlying circulars / notifications is furnished in the Appendix.
3. This Master Circular is issued with a sunset clause of one year. This circular will stand withdrawn on July 01, 2013 and be replaced by an updated Master Circular on the subject.
(Dr. Sujatha Elizabeth Prasad)
Chief General Manager- In-Charge