I am a jewelry company that manufactures its pieces overseas. I am wanting to start my own manufacturer in India to supply me with my pieces but had questions that I needed answered because I have no knowledge as to how this works. I'm sorry for my ignorance but am just looking to learn. I am compensating whoever can give me the clearest instructions and direction on this matter.
1) How do I ensure myself as the owner of the business if it is overseas? The idea of starting something that is in a country where I am not a resident, do not have a bank account, have never visited, and do not know their government's restrictions/laws creates precautions for me.
2) What steps do I need to take to start this business (in the U.S. and in India)?
3) What are the laws, requirements, and related paperwork/licenses/etc (if any) surrounding importing of my products from overseas?
4) Are there any other aspects that I am overlooking/missing about this process that I should be aware of?