Retail

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Annual Review

Regulatory Scenario

This chapter covers the regulatory structure governing the retail sector and the various licensing and taxation norms to be followed by the retailers. Following points are covered in the chapter:

  • FDI up to 51% under the government route is allowed in 'multi brand' retail subject to stringent  conditions. However the Union Cabinet on August 1, 2013 relaxed various norms for FDI in multi-Brand retail regarding sourcing from Indian SME,definition of SME in for procurement,front end stores access to cities and back-end Infrastructure.
  • The retailers operating in India are required to obtain nearly 20 licenses for setting up business in the organized apparel segment and nearly 30 licenses for organised food & grocery retailing.
  • The Indian retail Industry is faced with higher taxation regime with the indirect taxes associated with retail, being the highest in India as compared to other developed economies. Major taxes include Customs Duty, VAT, Octroi etc.

Impact Analysis

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