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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: 27-05-2016
Notification No. 20/2016-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on ?Coumarin? of all types [Tariff Item 2932 20 10], originating in or exported from People?s Republic of China, for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier).

Date: 27-05-2016
DGFT Public Notice No. 13/2015-2020
Single application for filing claim under MEIS for shipments from different EDI Ports

Date: 26-05-2016
Central Excise Notification No. 28/2016 CE (NT)
Seeks to amend Cenvat Credit Rules so as to prescribe that Cenvat credit of Krishi Kalyan Cess paid on input services would be available to service providers and could be utilised for discharge of liability of Krishi Kalyan Cess only

Date: 26-05-2016
Customs Notification No. 35/2016
Seeks to further amend notification No.27/2011-Customs dated 1.3.2011

Date: 26-05-2016
RBI/2015-16/411 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 72
Memorandum of Procedure for channeling transactions through Asian Clearing Union (ACU)

Date: 26-05-2016
RBI/2015-16/412 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 73
Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) Foreign Exchange (Compounding Proceedings) Rules, 2000 (the Rules) - Compounding of Contraventions under FEMA, 1999

Date: 26-05-2016
RBI/2015-16/414 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 74
Export Data Processing and Monitoring System (EDPMS) – Additional modules for caution listing of exporters, reporting of advance remittance for exports and migration of old XOS data

Date: 26-05-2016
Service Tax Notification No. 27/2016 (ST)
Seeks to provide that notification No. 30/2012 - Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, shall be applicable mutatis mutandis for the purposes of Krishi Kalyan Cess.

Date: 26-05-2016
Service Tax Notification No. 28/2016 (ST)
Seeks to exempt such taxable services from whole of Krishi Kalyan Cess leviable thereon which are either exempt from the whole of service tax by a notification or otherwise not leviable to service tax. Further, the notification seeks to provide that abatement notification shall be applicable for computing Krishi Kalyan Cess

Date: 26-05-2016
Service Tax Notification No. 29/2016 (ST)
Seeks to amend notification No. 39/2012- ST, dated the 20th June, 2012 so as to provide for rebate of Krishi Kalyan Cess paid on all services, used in providing services exported in terms of rule 6A of the Service Tax Rules



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