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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.

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Date: 22-05-2015
DGFT Public Notice No. 13/2015-2020
Implementation of Track and Trace System for export of drug formulations.

Date: 21-05-2015
RBI/2014-15/603 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 102
Rupee Drawing Arrangement - Increase in trade related remittance limit

Date: 21-05-2015
Customs Notification No 47/2015 (NT)
Rate of exchange of conversion of the foreign currency with effect from 22nd May, 2015

Date: 21-05-2015
RBI/2014-15/608 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 103
External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) denominated in Indian Rupees (INR) – Mobilisation of INR

Date: 20-05-2015
Customs Notification No. 19/2015-Customs (ADD)
Seeks to levy definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Sodium Citrate, originating in or exported from China PR for a period of five years.

Date: 20-05-2015
DGFT Notification No 07/ 2015-2020
Amendment in import policy of fuels, incidental to the import of ship for ship breaking, under Chapter 27 of ITC (HS), 2012 Schedule 1 (Import Policy).

Date: 19-05-2015
Service Tax Notification No 13/2015 (ST)
Seeks to amend notification No. 26/2012- ST, dated the 20th June, 2012

Date: 19-05-2015
Service Tax Notification No 14/2015 (ST)
Seeks to enforce certain provisions of the Finance Act, 2015, with effect from 1st June, 2015

Date: 19-05-2015
Service Tax Notification No 15/2015 (ST)
Seeks to enforce certain provisions of the notification No. 05/2015- ST, dated the 1st March, 2015, with effect from 1st June, 2015

Date: 19-05-2015
Service Tax Notification No 16/2015 (ST)
Seeks to enforce certain provisions of the notification No. 06/2015- ST, dated the 1st March, 2015, with effect from 1st June, 2015