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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.

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Date: 27-05-2015
Notification No. 23/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Purified Terephthalic Acid, originating in or exported from Korea RP and Thailand for a period of five years from the date of imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty i.e. 25th July, 2014

Date: 26-05-2015
Trade Notice No.02/2015
Updation of Importer-Exporter Profile regarding.

Date: 26-05-2015
Customs Circular No 17/2015
Regarding Import, trading & re-export of rough diamonds by notified entities in Bharat Diamond Bourse, Bandra Kurla Cargo Complex, Mumbai

Date: 25-05-2015
Central Excise Notification No 30/2015
Seeks to further amend Notification No. 22/2003-Central Excise, dated the 31st March, 2003

Date: 25-05-2015
Central Excise Notification No 29/2015
Seeks to further amend notification No. 6/2005-CE dated 1.3.2005

Date: 25-05-2015
Customs Notification No. 34/ 2015
Seeks to further amend Notification No. 52/2003-Customs, dated the 31st March, 2003

Date: 25-05-2015
DGFT Public Notice No. 14/2015-2020
Application Form for Served From India Scheme (SFIS) for Net Foreign

Date: 25-05-2015
Customs Notification No 48/2015 (NT)
Notifying appointment of Shri Ram Tirath as the Director General (Safeguard) in supersession of Customs notification No. 115/2013-Customs (N.T.) dated 27th November, 2013.

Date: 22-05-2015
DGFT Public Notice No. 13/2015-2020
Implementation of Track and Trace System for export of drug formulations.

Date: 22-05-2015
Notification No. 20/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Pentaerythritol' , originating in, or exported from,Russia for a period of five years.