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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: 24-03-2017
Notification No. 10/2017-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to order provisional assessment on imports of "1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane or R-134a " ,originating in or exported from People's Republic of Chinaby M/s. Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd. (Producer/Exporter) [China PR], M/s Zhejiang Sanmei Chemical Products Co., Ltd (Exporter) [China PR] and M/s Jiangsu Sanmei Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd (Producer) [China PR] into India, till the finalization of New Shipper Review initiated by DGAD, vide notification No.15/22/2016-DGAD dated 27.02.2017.

Date: 24-03-2017
Notification No. 9/2017-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to impose anti-dumping duty on the imports of Indolinone originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China up to and inclusive of 20th November, 2019.

Date: 21-03-2017
Customs Instruction No. 04/2017
Classification of leggings-reg

Date: 21-03-2017
DGFT Notification No. 42/2015-2020
Amendments in Chapter 4 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20

Date: 21-03-2017
RBI/2016-17/254 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 41
Risk Management and Inter-bank Dealings: Operational flexibility for Indian subsidiaries of Non-resident Companies

Date: 16-03-2017
RBI/2016-17/253 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 40
Exim Bank's Government of India supported Line of Credit of USD 50 million to the Government of Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Date: 16-03-2017
RBI/2016-17/252 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 39
Exim Bank's Government of India supported Line of Credit of USD 10 million to the Government of Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Date: 16-03-2017
Customs Notification No. 22/2017 (NT)
Rate of exchange of conversion of the foreign currency with effect from 17th March, 2017

Date: 16-03-2017
Customs Instruction No. 03/2017
Regarding errors in the bank account no., IFSC Code, etc. given by exporters for processing claims of Duty Drawback and Rebate of State Levies (RoSL) Scheme

Date: 15-03-2017
Customs Notification No. 21/2017 (NT)
Tariff Notification in respect of Fixation of Tariff Value of Edible Oils, Brass Scrap, Poppy Seeds, Areca Nut, Gold and Sliver- Reg.