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Last updated: 21 Aug 2011

The Indian healthcare market is currently estimated at US$56 billion and is expected to reach US$75 billion by 2012 and US$150 billion by 2017.

Sector briefing Healthcare Opportunities in India Why India? The Indian healthcare market is currently estimated at US$56 billion and is expected to reach US$75 billion by 2012 and US$150 billion by 2017. Rising income levels and a growing elderly population are all factors that are driving this growth. In addition, changing demographics, disease profiles and the shift from chronic to lifestyle diseases in the country has led to increased spending on healthcare delivery. Corporate hospitals in India are making significant investments in setting up state-of- the-art Health cities in major Indian cities. This rapid expansion of the sector across India provides several opportunities for UK healthcare technology, equipment and service providers. Import incidence is high - almost 70% of medical equipment for private hospitals is imported. Peak import duties have been lowered to bring India in line with WTO norms. Find general information on Indian market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for India gives an overview of India?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issue UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India Size of Market Key Healthcare Statistics India's healthcare industry is currently Total Size: estimated at USD 56 billion (5.5% of India?s - 0.7 million doctors GDP) and is estimated to reach USD 75 billion - 1.1 million hospital beds by 2012 and USD 150 billion by 2017. - 15,393 hospitals - 3,904 Nursing Colleges & 1.4 million nurses Healthcare expenditure in India is expected to - 303 Medical Colleges ~ 35,000 new medical increase by 15 per cent per annum. This graduates each year segment is expected to constitute 6.1 % of the - 143 Pharmacy Colleges and 350,000 country?s GDP and employ around 9 million Chemists people in 2012. - 70% of hospitals (tertiary care) are managed by the private sector (Source: Ernst & Young). Market Characteristics According to the Investment Commission of India has a fairly comprehensive healthcare India the healthcare sector has experienced system comprising of government and private phenomenal growth of 12% per annum in the service providers. However, the system last 4 years. Rising income levels and a reaches barely fifty percent of the population ? growing elderly population are all factors that mainly on account of general infrastructure are driving this growth. In addition, changing bottlenecks. The demand - supply gap for demographics, disease profiles and the shift healthcare delivery is large. from chronic to lifestyle diseases in the country has led to increased spending on healthcare India?s health sector is diverse and includes not delivery. just modern medicine but also a range of traditional systems like Homeopathy, Ayurveda Even so, the vast majority of the country and Unani. The overall governmental suffers from a poor standard of healthcare expenditure on health has been rather low infrastructure which has not kept up with the (0.9% of GDP, whilst the total expenditure is growing economy. Despite having centers of about 5.5%), with 75% of it being borne by excellence in healthcare delivery, these patients and, over 90% of the latter being out facilities are limited and are inadequate in of pocket due to a lack of organized insurance. meeting the current healthcare demands. Although 70% of Indians live in semi?urban and The public healthcare system comprises rural areas, 80% of healthcare facilities are in healthcare facilities funded by the central or urban zones. state government. There is an extensive three- tiered government healthcare infrastructure CII-McKinsey Study comprising 23,000 Primary Health Centres and 137,000 sub-centres serving the semi-urban A joint study "Healthcare in India: The Road and rural areas and 3000 Community Health Ahead" done by the Confederation of Indian Centres. These provide either subsidised or Industry (CII) and McKinsey & Company free-of-cost healthcare services in rural and mentions that India has 1.5 beds per 1000 urban areas. The Government hospitals, some people while China, Brazil & Thailand have an of which are among the best hospitals in India, average of 4.3 beds. The study projects that provide treatment at taxpayer expense. changing demographic and disease profiles and rising treatment costs will result in healthcare However the Indian healthcare sector spending more than doubling over the next 10 continues to be dominated by the private years. sector which accounts for nearly 80% of the country?s total healthcare expenditure, Health Insurance although it is more expensive than public Around 14% of the Indian population is health- healthcare services. The preference for private insured. The health insurance industry is healthcare can be attributed to better growing at 25% annually and was estimated at perceived quality and accessibility. US$ 5.75 billion in 2010. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India M edical Equipment Players ? Local Several private insurance companies have Manufacturers and Overseas suppliers entered the market and have empanelled hospitals to provide cashless treatment to Multinational companies with extensive service subscribers of insurance companies. networks (GE, Philips, Hitachi, and Siemens) dominate the high end of the medical With the launch of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima equipment market. An increasing number of Yojana (RSBY) in 2008, the Government of Indian manufacturers are producing good India is currently providing annual medical care quality medium technology medical equipment cover worth US$ 625 (INR 30,000) to close to and devices. The low end of the market 20 million families across 27 states, which (consumables and disposable equipment) is enhanced the market presence of health dominated by a large number of small-scale insurance. manufacturers in the unorganised sector. While new private hospitals wish to procure The potential increase in the penetration rate high quality equipment, price-sensitivity is of medical insurance and employer plans is pervasive in India and purchasing decisions expected to lead to a higher demand for hinge on persuasive cost-benefit arguments. premium healthcare services in India and Some overseas companies have engaged in consequently increase the demand for hospital third party manufacturing in India to avoid beds and medical equipment. import tariffs. The more ambitious have developed their own production facilities, Medical Equipment taking advantage of low manufacturing costs and using India as a platform to supply the India market is valued at $ 1.15bn and is Asian market. Most large private trust and among the world's top twenty. Projected corporate hospitals have invested in modern growth rates for the industry is about equipment and focus on super-specialities. 12-16% over the next five years. Within the Attractive opportunities exist for those who can medical devices market, diagnostic equipment supply such hospitals with a high quality, leads, followed by surgical equipment supplies, integrated range of products, supported by an imaging and electronic treatment devices. extensive service network. Manufacturers of Medical device regulations have undergone innovative, new products must adopt a long considerable change and a number of new term approach along with a marketing & medical devices were added to the Drugs and communications strategy to the Indian market. Cosmetics Act in October 2005. Manufacturing capability is most pronounced in the western region (specifically Maharashtra The authority regulating medical devices will be and Gujarat), though entrepreneurs in all the Central Drug Standard Control Organization regions are looking for technology transfer and (CDSCO) in the Ministry of Health. The website JV manufacturing agreements. Regional and is The CDSCO is the national distributors are keen to establish links authority, which lays down rules, standards with UK manufacturers, though service quality and approves import and manufacturing of and cost-benefit are important issues. drugs, diagnostics, devices, and cosmetics. One of India?s largest medical technology With over 700 manufacturers, mostly in the distribution companies, Trivitron has small-scale sector, India has an emerging established a high-end medical technology park medical devices industry. The high-end in Chennai. Trivitron has signed three products are imported and marketed in the collaboration agreements with overseas country by global medical equipment majors companies (Aloka from Japan, Byosystems such as Philips, Siemens and GE. from Spain and Brandon Medicals from the UK) to manufacture medical equipment in this park. The Indian medical device makers are mostly engaged in low-value products like syringes, Disposable products play a significant role in needles, catheters, blood collection tubes, the industry. India has a large number of local medical electronics, medical equipment and manufacturers supplying disposables. However implants. the quality of local products is not world-class. The market for medical plastics and laboratory supplies is growing fast and there is a niche UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India segment for high-end single-use CE marked areas are cardiology, nephrology, oncology, disposables. orthopaedics, geriatrics, maternity and trauma/critical care. Hospitals Key Market Players Until the early 1980s, Government-run hospitals and those operated by charitable Apollo Hospital Group organisations (trust hospitals) were the main providers of subsidised healthcare. However, ( the last two decades have seen the mushrooming of corporate and privately run Established in 1983, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise hospitals, both small hospitals (popularly called Ltd has 8500 beds across 53 hospitals in India. nursing homes, which typically have between 4 It is one of Asia?s largest healthcare groups. and 25 beds) and large tertiary care facilities. The group runs under the leadership of its Most large trust and corporate hospitals have founder chairman Dr. Prathap C Reddy and invested in modern equipment and focus on managing director Dr Preetha Reddy. super-specialities. The private sector accounts for 70% of primary medical care and 40% of Apollo Hospitals Group, is an integrated all hospital care in India. They also employ healthcare organization with owned and 80% of the country?s medical personnel. managed hospitals, diagnostic clinics, Around 70% of tertiary hospitals are in the dispensing pharmacies and consultancy private sector. services. In addition, the group?s service offerings include healthcare at the patient?s The market for tertiary care is expected to doorstep, clinical & diagnostic services, medical grow exponentially due to the rise in complex business process outsourcing, third party ailments such as heart diseases and cancer. administration services and health insurance. India?s changing demographics and the To enhance performance and service to increasing incidence of non-communicable and customers, the company also makes available lifestyle-related diseases is expected to trigger the services to support business, telemedicine the need for more tertiary care hospitals to services, education, training programs & cater to this demand. research services and a host of other non-profit projects. According to one estimate there is a demand Apollo has hospitals in major Indian cities for 80,000 multi or super-speciality beds in including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, India, but construction over the next few years Bhubaneshwar, Bilaspur, Chennai, Delhi, will meet only 5% of the requirement. This Hyderabad, Kakinada, Kolkata, Madurai and shortfall has resulted in the proliferation of Vishapatanum. They also have super speciality small private ?nursing homes? in profitable hospital Apollo Bramwell Hospital in Moka, niches such as cardiology, developed by Republic of Mauritius with their joint venture doctors as an alternative source of income. partner British American Investment group. These doctors lack the funding and management skills necessary to establish Their group brands include Apollo Clinics, large, private multispecialty as well as super- Apollo Pharmacy, Apollo Munich Health speciality hospitals. Till recently, interest rates Insurance, Apollo Global Projects Consultancy, on such greenfield projects were prohibitively The Cradle Apollo and Life Apollo Healthstreet. high and exchange rate exposure had limited The specialities they serve include Heart, foreign investment in hospital construction. Orthopaedics, Spine, Cancer Care, The Apollo Hospitals Group has pioneered the Gastroenterology, Neurosciences, Nephrology corporate organisation structure for hospitals in & Urology, Critical Care and Preventive Health India. Wockhardt, Escorts, Fortis Healthcare Care. and Max India are other major companies in the healthcare delivery space with a chain of They have alliances with companies including multispeciality hospitals. In future, such AIG International Group, American Life hospital groups plan to develop networks of Insurance Company, Vanbreda, International diagnostic centres across the country and SOS, Seven Corners, Companion Global Health provide patients with multi and super-speciality Care, Emergency Assistance Japan, GMC hospitals (based in the large metro cities), Services, International Claims Service and vertically integrating the provision of primary, Prestige International. secondary and tertiary care. Key therapeutic UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India Healthcare is one of the leading chains of Apollo Hospitals has JCI accreditations for 7 of hospitals in India. The hospital?s state of the its hospitals, the largest by any hospital group art infrastructure is one of the best in Delhi in the region. with over 275 ICU beds and leading technologies. Fortis Healthcare Ltd ( The Max Group also includes a Health Insurance company, Max Bupa Health Fortis Healthcare Limited (FHL) is engaged in Insurance, a joint venture between Max India providing the latest in internationally and Bupa Finance Plc., UK which was recognised medical care to patients with a incorporated in 2009 and a Clinical Research variety of ailments and medical conditions. business, Max Neeman, both of these are fully Their network consists of Super Speciality owned subsidiaries of Max India Limited. Hospital Hubs that concentrate on one or more specialities. These hospitals are interconnected Other important hospitals include: to a larger network of multi-specialty hospitals that ensures patient access to expert care for ? All India Institute of Medical Sciences any specialty. (AIIMS) Delhi ( ? Sancheti Hospital, Pune FHL is the one of the largest private healthcare ( companies in India with a network of 62 ? Aditya Birla Hospital, Pune Hospitals. It recently acquired some of the ( hospitals in the Wockhardt group. ? Reliance Healthcare - both groups Reliance Industries Ltd ( and Most of their hospitals are multi-specialty Reliance Health Ventures Limited hospitals, which provide secondary and tertiary ( healthcare to patients. Some of them also ? Wockhardt Hospitals include super-specialty ?centers of excellence? ( providing quaternary healthcare to patients in ? Lilavati Hospital key specialty areas such as Cardiac care, ( Orthopedics, Neuro-sciences, Oncology, Renal ? Hinduja Hospital care, Gastroenterology and Mother and child ( care. ? Manipal Hospital ( In addition, two of their hospitals, Escorts ? Narayana Hrudalaya Heart Institute & Research Centre at New Delhi ( (?EHIRC?) and Escorts Heart Centre at Raipur ? Christian Medical College, Vellore (?EHCR?), focus primarily on cardiac patients, ( with EHIRC serving as a super-specialty ? Global Hospital ?center of excellence? for cardiac care. With ( Escorts Hospitals, Fortis Healthcare runs the ? MIOT Hospital ( largest cardiac care program across the world. They also operate Fort Leading Medical Device & diagnostics is La Femme, a ?boutique? style hospital that focuses on companies in India include: women?s health and maternity care. ? Johnson & Johnson ( Max Healthcare ? Siemens ( ( ? GE Healthcare Max Healthcare commenced operations in 2001 and is India's first provider of comprehensive, ? Philips ( seamlessly integrated, world-class healthcare ? Becton Dickinson ( services. It is primarily focused on the National ? Smiths Medical (www.smiths- Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, and is well known on its way to become the region's key ? Arjo Huntleigh ( healthcare provider in the private sector. With ? Randox Laboratories ( over 930 Beds and 8 hospitals in Delhi, over 1500 physicians and 3500 support staff Max UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India Education & Training Healthcare Services The Medical Council of India (MCI) Two services that are finding growing ( and the Dental Council of importance are emergency medical services India were set up under Acts of Parliament with (EMS) and clinical waste management. In both a view to regulate medical and dental cases there is a willingness for the private and education in the country. public sectors to work together to implement effective systems. EMS and clinical waste There is a shortage of about 600,000 doctors, initiatives involve a host of products and 1 million nurses, about 200,000 dental services including education, consultancy, and surgeons and large numbers of paramedical equipment. The specific services and staff. stakeholders must be clearly defined and financial responsibilities made clear from the th In light of the above, the 11 Five Year Plan outset. EMS and clinical waste are services (2007-2012) of the Government of India implemented at the municipal level. A envisages completing setting up of 6 All India successful pilot in a particular city could Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) like establish a model to be used in others. institutions and upgrading 13 existing medical institutes. In the XI Plan it is envisaged that Opportunities 60 new medical colleges and 225 new nursing colleges would be established in the PPP mode besides tak India is now emerging as a healthcare hub in ing action for upgrading of nursing schools into colleges Asia due to the growing number of multi and , strengthening of existing nursing col single superspeciality tertiary care hospitals. leges and up gradation and Customer expectations for quality healthcare strengthening of existing government medical from private hospitals is high and most urban colleges. hospitals are striving to provide state-of-the-art care in almost all healthcare specialities. The There is a pressing need for qualified specialist intention of these leading private hospitals is to nurses and paramedics and qualified hospital provide world-class international quality administrators. Several private hospitals have healthcare service at affordable rates. As a invested in nursing education, but are consequence, medical tourism (or medical value concerned about loyalty: trained nurses often travel) is a high interest area for these leave India, attracted by the higher salaries hospitals. The rapid expansion in the sector by offered in the Gulf countries. way of several greenfield and expansion projects in hospitals and medical colleges across Information Management India provides immediate opportunities for UK Indian healthcare is plagued by a lack of healthcare technology, equipment and service standardisation and accreditation, highlighting providers and consultants. Opportunities for UK the need for information management healthcare and medical technology companies in expertise. This aspect of the market covers a India are growing - key areas are detailed variety of sectors including public health, below: insurance, hospital management, clinical research and clinical trials. Information Hospital Infrastructure Technology, a core competence of the southern and western region, facilitates management of There are hospital project design and information. According to a report by consultancy opportunities as a large number of Springboard Research, India has the fastest private hospitals are being set up in the larger growing healthcare IT market in Asia, with an cities. Fortis Healthcare Ltd will increase the expected growth rate of 22 per cent, followed number of beds from the present 1790 to closely by China and Vietnam. In fact, the 4,000 over the next five years. Apollo Hospitals Indian healthcare technology market is poised plans to increase the number of its clinics from to be worth more than US$ 254 million by the present 50 to 250 numbers in the next 2012. There is considerable scope for couple of years. There are also several smaller partnership in the field of Health Informatics regional players who have announced plans of (the application of IT to health data) and the setting up new greenfield hospitals in smaller UK experience in the collection of information towns and cities. to establish standards in both public and private sectors would be well received in India. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India Opportunity also exists for overseas E-healthcare / Telemedicine organisations to set up Hospitals in India. International Hospital groups that have entered This is a high-growth area and most public India through the FDI route include Columbia hospitals (funded by State governments) and Asia from Malaysia, Pacific Healthcare Holding private single and multi super speciality and Parkway from Singapore, Emaar from the hospitals have gone in for customised Hospital Middle East and Prexus Health Partners from Management Systems and other medical based the US. IT products. Though telemedicine is in its infancy in India, it is beginning to take root. Medical Equipment and Devices There are already some successful initiatives in this segment (e.g. Apollo Hospitals). There is also a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) There is a need for sophisticated hospital promoted website: equipment, especially operating theatre which is promoting its usage widely in India. products. In view of the relatively low customs Given the poor availability of quality healthcare duty rates (9.2%-15%) combined with an facilities outside the large and second cities, increasing number of healthcare centres telemedicine is expected to become a viable specialising in advanced surgery, India offers business proposition. substantial opportunities for the direct supply of high-technology, specialised medical Medical Education & Training equipment, products and systems. There is good demand for imported medical The UK is in a position to capitalise on its consumables, especially high quality CE expertise in areas like Medical Education marked products in specialised/niche Research and Training, especially post segments. In the recent Union Budget, graduate medical education, nursing and customs duty rates have been rationalised and paramedic training (the Indian medical now all medical equipments (with some curriculum is based on the UK system and exceptions) will attract 5% basic customs duty, many doctors and surgeons have had training 4% Counter Vailing Duty(CVD) and Nil special at the Royal Colleges). Specialist nurse training additional duty (SAD) of customs [i.e. effective will become vital as the number of tertiary care duty of 9.2%]. hospitals increase. Diagnostic Kits, Reagents and hand-held In light of the above the XI Plan envisages Diagnostic Equipment completing setting up of 6 AIIMS like institutions and upgrading 13 existing medical India has a high incidence of infectious institutes. In the XI Plan it is envisaged that diseases (e.g. tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS and 60 new medical colleges and 225 new nursing Hepatitis B). In accordance with world practice, colleges would be established in the PPP mode it is mandatory to test for major infectious besides taking action for upgrading of nursing diseases. This has resulted in a growing market schools into colleges, strengthening of existing for diagnostic kits and reagents. Imports nursing colleges and up gradation and constitute 50% of this market. Hand- strengthening of existing government medical held/portable diagnostic equipment (e.g. for colleges. blood sugar, Blood Pressure testing etc) is also a fast growing segment. India has around 45 There is an opportunity for UK million diabetics. Universities/training providers to provide medical education in India in association with Demographics, health awareness and local medical colleges. This association could increasing capacity to spend are the key be by way of sharing of curriculum, faculty drivers of the preventive healthcare segment in exchange and student exchange programmes. India. There is an increasing demand for health Doctors in India are inclined towards UK management plans for corporate employees, medical processes and accreditation bodies. which is providing organised players with an Several have worked in the National Health additional revenue stream. Service before returning to India and have strong links with the UK?s medical fraternity. The growth of the diagnostics/analytics sector has also identified a need for training in UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India biochemical engineering. The development of In general, the healthcare and medical medical services such as clinical waste technology sector in India offers several management and emergency medicine will exciting opportunities for cooperation with generate specific educational requirements e.g. suitable UK companies and organisations. paramedic training. However it is important for UK healthcare education providers to define Upcoming Healthcare Projects collaborative projects in precise commercial terms. Major corporate hospital groups are making significant investments in Health Cities (or Other Growth Areas Medi-Cities), a fast growing business segment in the private healthcare infrastructure space: ? Strong emphasis on Education, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Research & Development Care is a growing area in India with several ? Approx 15-20 Health Cities are expected state governments seeking to replicate the UK/ to come up in the next 5 years European models. There are also opportunities ? Offering integrated facilities such as for British involvement in the area of setting up hotels, residential facilities, recreational of Hospices as well as day care centres or facilities, golf courses ambulatory facilities. The health insurance/managed healthcare business is These include: also at a take-off stage. BUPA has recently tied up with Max Healthcare to form Max BUPA ?Medanta MediCity ? Gurgaon; 1,600 beds Health Insurance. New opportunity areas include personalised boutique healthcare, ?Fortis MediCity ? Gurgaon; 800 beds medical malls, multiple independent clinics, ?Fortis MediCity ? Lucknow; 800 beds special residential care with medical facilities- ?Apollo Health City ? Hyderabad; 700 beds meeting the needs of the elderly. ?Nagpur Health City ? Nagpur; 2,000 beds There is a strong demand for integrated ?Chennai Health City ? Chennai by Global solutions in which consultancy is grouped with Group; 1,000 beds a range of products and services. UK ?Bengal Health City ? Durgapur; 50,000 beds companies would benefit by working together ?Narayana Health City ? Bangalore; 5,000 to create such offerings in hospital beds design/development, emergency medical services, clinical waste management and ?MIOT hospitals, Chennai ? a multi-specialty telemedicine. medical city ?Reliance ADAG ? 60 acre health city in UK healthcare companies in India Kolkata ?CMCH ? Ludhiana; USD 12.2 million MediCity Huntleigh Technology Plc (acquired by Getinge, Source: The Economic Times, Realty Plus Sweden in January 2007) has set up a 100% subsidiary company in Mumbai - Arjo Huntleigh If you have any questions on the opportunities Healthcare India Pvt Ltd. Initially set up as a above, contact the UKTI India Healthcare liaison office in 1999, the subsidiary company contacts named in this report. Business was established in mid-2002. The Indian opportunities aimed specifically at UK company is doing good business with its focus companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. being on three main product areas: Foetal These leads are sourced by our staff overseas Monitors & Dopplers, pressure area care in British Embassies, High Commissions and systems and beds and examination couches. Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 Randox Laborator markets.ies Ltd, UK has a successful presence in the diagnostics/ pathology market. You can be alerted to India/healthcare Smith & Nephew as well as Smiths Medical opportunities on a regular basis by registering International also have subsidiaries in India. on the UKTI website. More on UKTI?s business Other players include Omega Diagnostics, opportunities service Algeos and BUPA which has a JV with Max India. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India Major events and activities UKTI contacts Sectoral Trade Fairs Anjali Malkani Senior Trade & Investment Adviser World Dental Show 2011 British Deputy High Commission, Mumbai ? Date: 16-18 September 2011 Tel: (0091 22) 6650 2177 ? Venue: MMRDA Grounds, Bandra-Kurla Email: Complex, Mumbai, India MEDTEC India 2011 ? Date: 19-20 October 2011 Sabine Platteuw ? Venue: Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India Life Sciences Sectors Group Hospital Infrastructure India 2011 UK Trade & Investment ? Date: 14-16 December 2011 1 Victoria Street ? Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre, London, SW1H 0ET Mumbai, India E-mail: Medifest 2011 T: +44 (0)20 7215 4785 ? Date: 15-17 December 2011 ? Venue: NASC Complex, New Delhi Find full details of all India healthcare events on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in India Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Indian market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Indian market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in India, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in the Indian market. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Indian market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? 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Posted: 21 August 2011, last updated 21 August 2011

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