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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: 16-08-2017
Notification No. 72/2017-Customs
Seeks to supersede Notification No. 27/2002- Customs dated 1st March, 2002 and to provide exemption to temporary import of goods from Customs duty leviable under First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and from the whole of the integrated tax leviable under sub-section (7) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 subject to specified conditions.

Date: 14-08-2017
Notification No. 20/2015-2020
Supply of essential commodities to the Republic of Maldives during 2017-18

Date: 14-08-2017
Notification No.21/2015-2020
Amendment in Para 4.32(i) of chapter 4 and in para 6.01 (a) of chapter 6 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20

Date: 14-08-2017
Notification No. 78/2017 - Customs (N.T.)
Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Sliver- Reg.

Date: 11-08-2017
Notification No. 9/2017-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI)
Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by DGRI

Date: 11-08-2017
Notification No. 8/2017-Customs (N.T./CAA/DRI)
Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by DGRI

Date: 11-08-2017
TRADE NOTICE NO. 13/(2015-2020)
Implementation of Notification No. 19 dated 05.08.2017

Date: 11-08-2017
Notification No. 71/2017-Customs
seeks to further amend notification No.50/2017-Customs dated the 30th June, 2017, so as to 1> Increase the BCD on crude soya bean oil from 12.5% to 17.5%; 2> Increase the BCD on crude palm oil of edible grade from 7.5% to 15%; and 3> Increase the BCD on refined palm oil of edible grade from 15% to 25%.

Date: 09-08-2017
Notification No. 37/2017-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on "Opal Glassware", originating in or exported from China PR and UAE.

Date: 08-08-2017
Office Order No. 15/2017
Constitution of Review Committee of Pr. Chief Commissioner or Chief Commissioners/ Pr.Commissioners or Commissioner- Reg.