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India sets up mechanism to facilitate EU investment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and the European Union have decided to set up a mechanism to facilitate into the country, the Commerce and Industry ministry said today.

The Investment Facilitation Mechanism (IFM) will allow for a close coordination between the and with an aim to promote and facilitate investment in India, the ministry said in a statement.


As part of the IFM, an delegation to and the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) agreed to hold regular high-level meetings to assess and facilitate ease of doing business for investors in

"This will include identifying and putting in place solutions to procedural impediments faced by companies and investors in establishing or running their operations in India," it added.

Commenting on this initiative, Tomasz Koslowski, Ambassador of the European Union to said, "establishment of the IFM is a right step in the direction of strengthening the trade and investment ties between the and India".

The is the largest foreign investor in and this initiative helps ensuring a more robust, effective and predictable business environment for the European investors, it added.

DIPP Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said ease of doing business is a fundamental priority under the Make in campaign and the establishment of IFM for facilitating in is another step to achieve this goal.

"The IFM has been established with the key objectives of paving the way for identifying and solving problems faced by companies and investors with regard to their operations in India, he said.

The IFM will cover new investors as well as those already established in India, he added.

The new mechanism, he said, is also going to serve as a platform for discussing general suggestions from the point of view of companies and investors with regard to ease of doing business in India, "which I am sure, would boost and encourage the investors to avail the investment opportunities available in India".

Invest India, the official investment promotion and facilitation agency of the government, will also be part of the mechanism.

It will create a single-window entry point for companies that need assistance for their at the central or state level.

The DIPP will also facilitate participation of other relevant ministries and authorities on a case-to-case basis.

The is one of the biggest source of foreign investment in with a stock exceeding USD 81.52 billion (more than 4.4 lakh crores INR) as of March 2017.

There are more than 6,000 companies present in providing direct and indirect employment to over 6 million people.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 17:32 IST
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