Powered by InfodriveIndia.com

FEMA - Foreign Exchange Management Act FEMA by RBI.



FEMA


The Foreign Exchange Management Act (1999) or in short FEMA has been introduced as a replacement for earlier Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). FEMA became an act on the 1st day of June, 2000. FEMA was introduced because the FERA didn’t fit in with post-liberalisation policies. A significant change that the FEMA brought with it, was that it made all offenses regarding foreign exchange civil offenses, as opposed to criminal offenses as dictated by FERA.

The main objective behind the Foreign Exchange Management Act (1999) is to consolidate and amend the law relating to foreign exchange with the objective of facilitating external trade and payments. It was also formulated to promote the orderly development and maintenance of foreign exchange market in India.

FEMA is applicable to all parts of India. The act is also applicable to all branches, offices and agencies outside India owned or controlled by a person who is a resident of India.

The FEMA head-office, also known as Enforcement Directorate is situated in New Delhi and is headed by a Director. The Directorate is further divided into 5 zonal offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Jalandhar and each office is headed by a Deputy Director. Each zone is further divided into 7 sub-zonal offices headed by the Assistant Directors and 5 field units headed by Chief Enforcement Officers.

Updated details of FEMA notifications are given below. If you can’t find what you are looking for, fill in the form on the right and our representative will get in touch with you at the earliest.



Enquiry Form

Fields marked with an asterisk * are required.

 




What is New?

Date: 17-04-2015
RBI/2014-15/561 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 95
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – Reporting under FDI Scheme on the e-Biz platform

Date: 16-04-2015
Customs Notification No 39/2015 (NT)
Seeks to amend Notification No. 44/91-Customs dated 30.5.1991

Date: 16-04-2015
Customs Notification No 40/2015 (NT)
Seeks to amend Notification No. 110/2014-Cus(NT) dated 17.11.2014

Date: 16-04-2015
Customs Notification No 38/2015 (NT)
Rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currency with effect from 17th April, 2015

Date: 16-04-2015
DGFT Public Notice No. 06/2015-2020
Restoration of the facility of acceptance of Demand Draft towards application fee/ penalty/ any other fee

Date: 16-04-2015
Customs Notification No. 13/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to levy anti-dumping duty on import of Acetone, originating in or exported from Chinese Taipei and Saudi Arabia

Date: 15-04-2015
Customs Notification No 37/2015 (NT)
Amends Notification No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.), dated the 3rd August, 2001

Date: 11-04-2015
Customs Notification No. 12/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to extend the validity of Notification No. 98/2010-Customs dated 28-09-2010 for a further period of one year i.e. upto and inclusive of 11-04-2016

Date: 11-04-2015
Customs Notification No. 11/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Electrical Insulators of Glass or Ceramics/Porcelain, whether assembled or un-assembled originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China for a period of five years.

Date: 10-04-2015
DGFT Public Notice No. 05/2015-2020
Keeping in abeyance the provisions of para 2.55 and 2.56 of Handbook of Procedures, 2015-20.