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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.

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.


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Date: 23-06-2017
Notification No. 56/2017 - Customs (N.T.)
Seeks to amend Notification No. 61/94(NT) - Customs, dated the 21st November, 1994 to declare Kannur International Airport as Customs Airport under sub-section (2) of section 7 of the Customs Act, 1962

Date: 23-06-2017
NOTIFICATION No. 11 /2015-2020
Amendment in export policy of Muli Bamboo and export policy for bamboo products

Date: 22-06-2017
NOTIFICATION No. 10 /2015-2020
Prohibition on import of milk and milk products from China

Date: 22-06-2017
Notification No. 31/2017-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on imports of sewing machine needles originating in or exported from China PR

Date: 22-06-2017
NOTIFICATION No. 18/2017-Service Tax
Seeks to amend the Rule 7 and & 7B of the Service Tax Rules 1994 so that the return for the period from 01.04.2017 to 30.06.2017 shall be submitted by 15.08.2017

Date: 21-06-2017
Notification No. 55/2017 - Customs (N.T.)
Seeks to notify the India - Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Bilateral Safeguard Measures) Rules, 2017

Date: 19-06-2017
Notification No. 18/2017- Central Excise (N.T.)
Notifying the date by which the Notification No.14/2017 CE (NT) dated the 9th June 2017 shall come into force.

Date: 19-06-2017
Notification No. 17/2017- Central Excise (N.T.)
Notifying the date by which the Notification No.13/2017 CE (NT) dated the 9th June 2017 shall come into force.

Date: 19-06-2017
Notification No. 16/2017- Central Excise (N.T.)
Notifying the date by which the Notification No.12/2017 CE (NT) dated the 9th June 2017 shall come into force.

Date: 16-06-2017
Notification No. 30/2017-Customs (ADD)
(a)Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on "Clear Float Glass of nominal thickness ranging from 4mm to 12 mm (both inclusiveproduced and exported by M/s Tariq Glass Industries Ltd, Pakistan, originating in or exported from the Pakistan. (b)seeks to rescind the Notification No. 53/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 30th October, 2015