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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.

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Date: 18-12-2014
Customs Circular No 17/2014
Regarding authentication of supply invoice/ ARE-3 by the Central Excise Authorities for Claiming Deemed export benefits

Date: 18-12-2014
Customs Circular No 15/2014
Regarding norms for Execution of Bank Guarantee in respect of Advance License/Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Schemes

Date: 18-12-2014
Customs Circular No 16/2014
Regarding re-warehousing of goods imported and/or procured indigenously by EOU/EHTP/STP/BTP units

Date: 18-12-2014
Customs Notification No 116/2014 (NT)
Rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currency with effect from 19th December, 2014

Date: 18-12-2014
DGFT Public Notice No.78/(RE 2013)/2009-14
Deferment of implementation of the procedure for export of certified organic products.

Date: 17-12-2014
RBI/2014-15/360 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.51
Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) Regulations, 2000 - Exemption thereof

Date: 17-12-2014
Customs Notification No 115/2014 (NT)
Amends Exchange Rate notfn. 113/2014-Customs (NT) effective from 18th December, 2014

Date: 17-12-2014
Central Excise Circular No. 991/07/2014-CX
Amendment to CESTAT Appeal Forms

Date: 16-12-2014
RBI/2014-15/357 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.49
Money Transfer Service Scheme – Delegation of work to Regional Offices-Submission of Statements / Returns

Date: 16-12-2014
RBI/2014-15/358 A.P.(DIR Series) Circular No.50
Rupee Drawing Arrangement – Delegation of work to Regional Offices-Submission of Statements / Returns