Source: The Economic Times, Jun 25, 2018
Food retail firms having foreign investments will have to maintain separate books of accounts and inventories in warehouses, the government has clarified.
Currently, the government permits 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the food processing sector, under approval route.
As per norms, a foreign company can open a wholly-owned subsidiary in India to retail food products produced and or manufactured in the country by way of opening stores or online.
It is clarified by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) that “business of food product retail trading is required to be kept distinct and separate from other businesses, if any, of the investee company by way of maintenance of separate books of accounts and records (including sales records), separate bank accounts, and separate invoicing”. Read the rest of this entry »