Doing Business in India

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There are many opportunities for UK Business in India. We provide a wealth of information and guidance on doing business in India.

This includes:

  • Doing Business Guide

  • Sector Reports

  • FCO Country Updates

  • Overseas Business Risk

What are the Opportunities?

India’s economy is one of the fastest expanding in the world, with a rapidly expanding consumer class. The UK has strong ties with India, and UK companies are well positioned to take advantage of this growing export and investment market.

Liberalisation of the economy continues apace, with trade barriers largely removed and the peak tariff down from 350% in 1991 to 20% in 2005. Privatisation programmes are gradually reducing the still-significant role of the public sector in the production and consumption of goods.

There are 16 broad sectors in which proactive UK companies can increase their profitability and international competitiveness:

  • Aerospace (civil)

  • Automotive

  • Agribusiness

  • Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals

  • Construction

  • Creative and media

  • Education, skills and leisure

  • Engineering

  • Environment

  • Financial and legal services

  • Healthcare and medical

  • ICT

  • Oil and gas

  • Power

  • Transport

  • Water

Guide to Doing Business in India

UKTI has produced a guide aimed at companies experienced in overseas trade who are new to doing business with India. This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to sources of help.

Visit the Doing Business in India Guide (web)

Sector Reports

For information on your sector in India including characteristics of the market, opportunities and key contacts, please check out the latest sector reports.

See all Sector Reports for India

Countries: India
Export Action Plan