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Strong French Presence at Vibrant Gujarat 2019

Audrey Lucbernet - 18-févr.-2019 08:12:48

Along with a french delegation comprised of 80 delegates (about 25 french companies ) headed by HEM Mr Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, Business France’s team attended the Vibrant Gujarat Summit from 17th to 20th January 2019 in Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar and met with potential investors from Gujarat.   Two French companies exhibited under Business France Pavilion , BIC Cello ( Stationary )  and Axens .   A Country Seminar was organised on 19th January in order to highlight the French expertise in various sectors including Energy, Agrofood , Defense & Aeronautics , Technology etc.

You want to innovate in pharma / biotechnologies in France? Meet Invest in Lyon in India!

Audrey Lucbernet - 18-févr.-2019 08:09:04

  Should you wish to innovate in pharma / biotechnologies in France, keep in mind the forthcoming visit to India of a delegate from Lyon (South-East of France), Mr Cédric Grignard, Director New Businesses and Innovation of Invest in Lyon.       Lyon has a strong ecosystem in life sciences and has the following  major cluster active in biotechnology & pharma industry: https://lyonbiopole.com/en       Should you be interested to meet Cédric, please do let us know. He will be in Mumbai on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th of February 2019 and in Hyderabad on 21 st of February 2019. Please address you request at: audrey.lucbernet@businessfrance.fr  

Ashok Leyland adopts Dassault Systèmes GVPP Platform for improved manufactoring

Aurelien Sostaponti - 18-févr.-2019 08:00:44

    Ashok Leyland adopts Dassault Systemes’ GVPP platform for improved manufacturing   Taking Indian automotive manufacturing to next level, Ashok Leyland has adapted the 3D Experience industry solution platform of the French company Dassault Systemes. Global Validation Proven Performance (GVPP) as a solution on the 3D Experience platform,  will reduce Ashok Leyland’s product development cycle from three years to 18 months and bring down the cost by 5%.

India and France working together on Electric Vehicles

Aurelien Sostaponti - 18-févr.-2019 07:57:52

The future looks bright for Indo-French collaboration on electric mobility. An important stone to this foundation is a recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India’s Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) and BlueStorage SAS, a French Company. The objective is to define the modalities of a pilot project to provide SECI an e-vehicle charging station with embedded batteries, powered by solar panels and optimized connection to the grid.

Apple to move the manufacturing of iPhone X from China to India

Jean-François Ambrosio - 18-févr.-2019 07:51:53

  The trade war between China and the United States is pushing Apple Inc. to reconsider its production strategy.   Anticipating a possible embargo for chinese products to the USA, Apple Inc. will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India, instead of assembling in China, through the local unit of Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country.   The work will take place at Foxconn’s plant in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu and will invest ₹ 2,500 crore to expand the plant, including investment in iPhone production creating 25 000 jobs.  

Revised Foreign Direct Investment Policy to Rejig the E-Commerce Playing Field in India

Jean-François Ambrosio - 18-févr.-2019 07:49:14

  Revised Foreign Direct Investment Policy to Rejig the E-Commerce Playing Field in India   Key aspects of the revised policy and what it means to retailers and consumers in India :     • E-commerce marketplace operators cannot mandate exclusivity — i.e. they cannot ask sellers to sell particular products exclusively on their platforms.   • If an e-commerce marketplace has an equity stake in a retailer, that retailer cannot sell its products on the marketplace.   • A marketplace operator and its group companies that provide services, such as logistics and warehousing, need to provide them on the standardized terms to vendors.   • Ecommerce entity providing a marketplace will not exercise ownership or control over the inventory i.e. goods purported to be sold. Such an ownership or control over inventory will render the business into inventory based model. Inventory of a vendor will be deemed to be controlled by e-commerce marketplace entity if more than 25% of purchases of such a vendor are from the marletplace entity or its group companies.   As per JP Morgan, Amazon’s total India revenue could be cut abruptly at the end of March 2020 due to the new policy against original estimates. Also, as per the estimates Walmrt owned Flipkart would be forced to remove 25% of products, causing a 40% slowdown in revenues. In addition, Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart have asked the government to extend the February 1 deadline to comply with recently announced changes.

French marine skincare brand « Algotherm » launched in India

Brinder Rault - 18-févr.-2019 07:46:05

  The beautiful range of skincare products from the esteemed French brand Algotherm, formulated by Laboratoires Gilbert were launched on 10 December 2018 in collaboration with Gilbert Jain Laboratory Pvt. Ltd at the Honorary French Ambassador’s residence in New Delhi.       The company has also inaugurated their new training centre in Old Rajender Nagar, New Delhi. They plan to train people through beauty salons, which will be a part of various training centres and also their principal clients. Further, they will also adopt the omni-channel strategy and target to sell online via Amazon, Flipkart and Nykaa.       A wide variety of products ranging from creams, serums, masks to correctors and gels, ’Algotherm’ products are all natural and are made from Algohydra which hydrates and nourishes the skin along with moisturizing. Borrowing from the goodness of the sea and adding the richness of 29 unique, marine ingredients, ’Algotherm’ is best known for its algae-infused personal care range.       Algotherm is committed to sustainability in its practices of collecting and processing the natural ingredients used.  

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Sophie Clavelier, Country Head   Welcome to the French Trade Commission Business France in India!     Our key mission is to promote trade relations between France and India. We assist French- based companies seeking potential partners and new markets in India, while helping Indian businesses to identify potential French suppliers, commercial and technical partners.   In India, our 4 offices are located in business hubs, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. We have a dedicated multicultural team of 38 experts in the following growing sectors: Agrofood Industry Industry and Cleantech Lifestyle and Healthcare Tech & Services Our Trade Commission also has a Press office in charge of helping French companies to communicate in India as well as a Market Access Department enabling them to better understand and adjust to the Indian regulatory and fiscal framework. In

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