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Master Circular on Direct Investment by Residents in Joint Venture (JV) / Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) Abroad

 

RBI/2014-15/2
Master Circular No. 11/2014-15

July 01, 2014

To,
All Authorised Dealer Category – I banks

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 being updated from time to time as and when the fresh instructions are issued. The date up to which the Master Circular has been updated is suitably indicated.

4. This Master Circular may be referred to for general guidance. The Authorised Persons and the Authorised Dealer Category I banks may refer to respective circulars/ notifications for detailed information, if so needed.

Yours faithfully,

(C. D. Srinivasan)
Chief General Manager

Circular on Direct Investment in JV / WOS by Residents

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