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>Indian Government Home Page: http://india.gov.in/
  
>Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Most Asian countries have Ministries of Commerce which are the equivalent of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  These Ministries attempt to promote their countries products, attract investment and regulate business.  Generally most Asian countries seek investment and the opening of foreign manufacturing and other projects because it expands employment, increases trade and tax revenues.  You may want to use the Ministry to check the information you are getting from other sources and to contact as a source of
further data.

Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
Udyog Bhavan
New Delhi – 110 001
Tel: +91-11-3011983
Fax: +91-11-3011034
Website http://indmin.nic.in

>Ministry of Agriculture

The U.S. government has a Department of Agriculture with offices around the nation.  Additionally, most States also have a State Agriculture office.  Agriculture production is central to virtually all Asian nations.  Most countries in Asia have a national Ministry of Agriculture.  This Ministry is a key source for data on agriculture production in the country, restrictions on agriculture operation and many other issues.  If your business idea involves Agriculture we recommend you contact both the U.S. Agricultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy and also the Cambodian Embassy for further information  to help you fully research your project.

Department of Agriculture and Cooperation: http://agricoop.nic.in/






First Contacts Information

> Visa

Visas are available from the Consulate Generals of India, The Embassies of India, and High Commissions of India in most countries. Visas are required by all foreigners entering India. If you live in the U.S., there are three Consulate Generals of India you can reach to apply for visa.
> Embassy

Embassies can be an ally in helping you to learn about  market in India through research and data collected. Seek for emergency help, etc.
US Embassy in India
Address:  Shantipath, Chanakyapuri New Delhi - 110021
Tel: 011-2419-8000 Fax: +91-11-2419-0017
Website: http://newdelhi.usembassy.gov/

> Indian Embassy in Your Country

The Indian embassy, same as other embassies, views promotion of trade and investment as major goals.  You should contact the Indian Embassy, for help researching your business plan.
Indian Embassy in the USA
Website: www.indianembassy.org


> Chambers of Commerce

Most U.S. Embassies have at least one representative and in many cases a whole office that is sent to the target country by the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The goal of these offices is to increase U.S. business with the target country.  These offices can be helpful in assisting you in researching opportunities in a target country.

American Chamber of Commerce in India:
www.amchamindia.com



>Other Useful Resources

  Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
It was established in 1927. FICCI has grown over the years to represent, directly and indirectly, over 250,000 business enterprises. Internationally, FICCI operates through 79 Joint Business Councils (JBCs)
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry,
Federation House, Tansen Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Phone: 91-11- 23738760-70
Fax: 91-11- 23320714, 91-11- 23721504
Website: www.ficci.com

Indian Investment Centre
Office of the Chief Commissioner
(Investments & NRIs)
Department of Economic Affairs,
Ministry of Finance, Jeevan Vihar Building,
Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001 INDIA
Tel: +91-11-3732035, 91-11-3360938
Fax: +91-11-3732182, 91-11-3733712
Website http://www.nic.in/iic
American Center
24, Kasturba Gandhi Marg New Delhi - 110001 Tel: 011-2331-6841
 

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