Canadian SME Gateway to India
India’s economic growth is leading to an increase in income and consumer spending which presents tremendous opportunities for Canadian companies.
Take advantage of curated information to make better decisions and avoid mistakes, deepen your understanding to enter, grow and succeed in the Indian market.
Key information for Canadian SMEs
Learn more about the vibrant Indian market and business opportunities across the country's many regions.
Options for establishing a business
Discover what business establishment options and market entry strategies are best suited for you.
Lean more about geographical regions that have liberal economic laws across India and how you can leverage them.
The different types of bank accounts available for businesses and the requirements for opening one.
The importance of fostering the right business relationships to help you succeed in India.
Learn how to negotiate and execute a valid commercial agreement and obtain information about the Indian law on stamping and registration.
Learn about the main players in the e-commerce marketplace in India, marketing strategies and more.
Fiscal and accounting policies
Different rates of GST applicable to different products and information about registration.
Tax rates applicable to companies and individuals in India.
How to avoid double taxation and the different tax relief mechanisms.
Tax and audit requirements for companies doing business in India.
Find information about payment methods in International Trade.
Export logistics and sales
Information about the different labelling standards in India and what should be on your labels.
Information about the steps involved in importing goods to India.
Learn about the rules and regulations for weighing and measuring goods destined to be sold in India.
Best practices when drafting a sales contract with an Indian customer.
Key considerations related to logistics when exporting to India.
Intellectual Property (IP) Protection
Key considerations related to IP protection when doing business in India.
Procedures for copyright registration and the rights of copyright owners in India.
Key considerations related to patent protection, the types of patents that exist and a step-by-step guide on registration.
How to use trade secrets to sustain a competitive advantage in India.
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