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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: 27-03-2015
RBI//2014-15/518 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.89
Exim Bank's Line of Credit of USD 2.712 million to the Banco Exterior De Cuba

Date: 25-03-2015
RBI/2014-15/513 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 87
Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms / Anti Money Laundering (AML) Standards/ Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT) / Obligations under Prevention of Money-laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 - Money changing activities

Date: 25-03-2015
Customs Notification No 33/2015 (NT
Rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currency with effect from 26th March, 2015

Date: 25-03-2015
RBI/2014-15/514 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 88
Know Your Customer (KYC) Norms / Anti Money Laundering (AML) Standards/ Combating of Financing of Terrorism (CFT) / Obligations under Prevention of Money-laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 - Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS)

Date: 24-03-2015
Customs Circular No 08/2015
Import of Steel and Steel Products- reg.

Date: 23-03-2015
RBI/2014-15/509 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 86
Exim Bank's Line of Credit of USD 198.96 million to the Myanma Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB), Myanmar

Date: 20-03-2015
DGFT Public Notice No.88/(RE 2013)/2009-14
Removal of M/s. Siddhartha Testing and Consulting Services, Nepal from the list of Inspection and Certification Agencies (Appendix 5).

Date: 19-03-2015
Customs Notification No 32/2015 (NT
Rate of exchange of conversion of each of the foreign currency with effect from 20th March, 2015

Date: 18-03-2015
RBI/2014-15/504 A.P (DIR Series) Circular No.85
Non-Resident Deposits - Stat 5 and Stat 8 Returns – Discontinuation

Date: 18-03-2015
Customs Notification No 31/2015 (NT
Amends Notification No. 28/2015-Customs (N.T.), dated the 5th March, 2015