FDI in Manufacturing of Tobacco Products Prohibited: RBI

Reserve Bank today said the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in manufacturing of tobacoo products is prohibited, though activities such as retail and wholesale trading fall under the sectoral restrictions.

Published: 03rd July 2015 10:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2015 10:58 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MUMBAI: Reserve Bank today said the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in manufacturing of tobacoo products is prohibited, though activities such as retail and wholesale trading fall under the sectoral restrictions.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is prohibited in the manufacturing of cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes, RBI said in a notification.

"It is clarified that the prohibition applies only to manufacturing of the products mentioned therein and foreign direct investment in other activities relating to these products including wholesale cash and carry, retail trading shall be governed by the sectoral restrictions laid down in the FDI policy," it said.

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, under the Commerce Ministry has framed these guidelines on sectoral restrictions.

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