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FEMA, Export Of Goods And Services, Regulations 2000.


Short title and commencement
Definitions
Declaration as regards export of goods and services
Exemptions
Indication of importer-exporter code number
Authority to whom declaration is to be furnished and the manner of dealing with the declaration
Evidence in support of declaration
Manner of payment of export value of goods
Period within which export value of goods/software to be realised
Export on Elongated Credit Terms
Submission of export documents
Transfer of documents
Payment for the Export
Certain Exports requiring prior approval
Delay in Receipt of Payment
Advance payment against exports
Issue of directions by Reserve Bank in certain cases
Project exports
Declaration under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999
FOR AUTHORISED DEALER'S USE
Form-SOFTEX EXCHANGE CONTROL

Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) Regulations, 2000

Notification No. FEMA 23/2000-RB dated 3rd May 2000 - In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) and sub-section (3) of section 7, sub-section (2) of section 47 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999), the Reserve Bank of India makes the following regulations relating to export of goods and services from India, namely:

  1. Short title and commencement
    1. These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2004.
    2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

      (Above sub-regulation has been amended vide , DT.25/03/2004)

"Pre-Revised
The regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) (Amendment) Regulations, 2004.

  1. They shall come into force on their publication in the Official Gazette.

(Above sub-regulation has been amended vide Notification No. FEMA 114/2004-RB, DT.13/03/2004)

  1. These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2003.
  2. They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette of Government of India.

(Above sub-regulation (i) & (ii) has been amended vide Notification No. FEMA 107/2003-RB, DT. 29/10/2003)

  1. These regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) (Amendment) Regulations, 2003.
  2. They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

(Above sub-regulations (i) & (ii) has been amended vide Notification No. FEMA 99/2003-RB, DT. 27/08/2003)

  1. These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) (Amendment) Regulations, 2002.
  2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
    (Above sub-regulations (i) & (ii) has been amended vide Notification No. 57/2002-RB, dated 01/04/2002)
  1. Short title and commencement :-
    1. These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Mangement (Export of Goods and Services) (Amendment) Regulations, 2001.
    2. They shall come into force with immediate effect.
    (Above sub-regulations (i) & (ii) has been amended vide Notification No. 36/2001-RB, dated 27/02/2001)
    1. These Regulations may be called the Foreign Exchange Management (Export of Goods and Services) Regulations, 2000.
    2. They shall come into force on 1st day of June, 2000.]
  2. Definitions :-
    In these Regulations, unless the context requires otherwise, -
    1. ‘Act’ means the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) ;
    2. ‘authorised dealer’ means a person authorised as an authorised dealer under sub-section (1) of section 10 of the Act, and includes a person carrying on business as a factor and authorised as such under the said section 10 ;
    3. ‘Exim Bank’ means the Export-Import Bank of India established under the Export-Import Bank of India Act, 1981 (28 of 1981);
    4. ‘export’ includes the taking or sending out of goods by land, sea or air, on consignment or by way of sale, lease, hire-purchase, or under any other arrangement by whatever name called, and in the case of software, also includes transmission through any electronic media;
    5. ‘export value’ in relation to export by way of lease or hire-purchase or under any other similar arrangement, includes the charges, by whatever name called, payable in respect of such lease or hire-purchase or any other similar arrangement;
    6. ‘form’ means form annexed to these Regulations;
    7. ‘schedule’ means schedule appended to these Regulations;
    8. ‘software’ means any computer programme, database, drawing, design, audio/video signals, any information by whatever name called in or on any medium other than in or on any physical medium ;
    9. ‘specified authority’ means the person or the authority to whom the declaration as specified in Regulation 3 is to be furnished;
    10. ‘Working Group’ means the Group constituted by the Reserve Bank for the purpose of considering proposals of export of goods and services on deferred payment terms or in execution of a turnkey project or a civil construction contract;
    11. the words and expressions used but not defined in these Regulations shall have the same meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.
  3. Declaration as regards export of goods and services :-
    1. Every exporter of goods or software in physical form or through any other form, either directly or indirectly, to any place outside India, other than Nepal and Bhutan, shall furnish to the specified authority, a declaration in one of the forms set out in the Schedule and supported by such evidence as may be specified, containing true and correct material particulars including the amount representing –
      1. the full export value of the goods or software; or
      2. if the full export value is not ascertainable at the time of export, the value which the exporter, having regard to the prevailing market conditions expects to receive on the sale of the goods or the software in overseas market, and affirms in the said declaration that the full export value of goods (whether ascertainable at the time of export or not) or the software has been or will within the specified period be, paid in the specified manner.
    2. Declarations shall be executed in sets of such number as specified.
    3. For the removal of doubt, it is clarified that, in respect of export of services to which none of the Forms specified in these Regulations apply, the exporter may export such services without furnishing any declaration, but shall be liable to realise the amount of foreign exchange which becomes due or accrues on account of such export, and to repatriate the same to India in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and these Regulations, as also other rules and regulations made under the Act.
  4. Exemptions :-
    Notwithstanding anything contained in Regulation 3, export of goods or services may be made without furnishing the declaration in the following cases, namely:
    1. trade samples of goods and publicity material supplied free of payment;
    2. personal effects of travellers, whether accompanied or unaccompanied;
    3. ship’s stores, trans-shipment cargo and goods supplied under the orders of Central Government or of such officers as may be appointed by the Central Government in this behalf or of the military, naval or air force authorities in India for military, naval or air force requirements;
    4. goods or software accompanied by a declaration by the exporter that they are not more than twenty five thousand USD in value [OLD -twenty five thousand rupees in value ];

      (Above clause (d), words "twenty five thousand USD in value" has been substituted vide NTF. NO. FEMA 116/2004-RB*, DT.25/03/2004)
    5. by way of gift of goods accompanied by a declaration by the exporter that they are not more than five lakh rupees in value [OLD -one lakh rupees in value];

      (Above clause (e) words "five lakh rupees in value" has been substituted vide NTF. NO. FEMA 116/2004-RB*, DT.25/03/2004)
    6. aircrafts or aircraft engines and spare parts for overhauling and/or repairs abroad subject to their reimport into India after overhauling /repairs, within a period of six months from the date of their export;
    7. goods imported free of cost on re-export basis;
    8. goods not exceeding U.S.$ 1000 or its equivalent in value per transaction exported to Myanmar under the Barter Trade Agreement between the Central Government and the Government of Myanmar;
    9. the following goods which are permitted by the Development Commissioner of the Export Processing Zones, Electronic Hardware Technology Parks, Electronic Software Technology Parks or Free Trade Zones to be re-exported, namely:

      (In above clause (i), bold words has been inserted vide Ntf. No. FEMA 36/2001-RB, dated 27/02/2001)

      [OLDi. the following goods which are permitted by the Development Commissioner of the Export Processing Zones or Free Trade Zones to be re-exported, namely:]
      1. imported goods found defective, for the purpose of their replacement by the foreign suppliers/collaborators;
      2. goods imported from foreign suppliers/collaborators on loan basis;
      3. goods imported from foreign suppliers/collaborators free of cost, found surplus after production operations.


        ia.
        goods listed at items (1), (2) and (3) of clause (i) to be re-exported by units in Special Economic Zones, under intimation to the Development Commissioner of Special Economic Zones/ concerned Assistant Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Customs,

        (Above clause (ia) has been inserted vide Ntf. No. FEMA 36/2001-RB, dated 27/02/2001)
    10. replacement goods exported free of charge in accordance with the provisions of Exim Policy in force, for the time being.
    11. goods sent outside India for testing subject to re-import into India;
    12. defective goods sent outside India for repair and re-import provided the foods are accompanied by a certificate from an authorised dealer in India that the export is for repair and re-import and that the export does not involve any transaction in foreign exchange.
    13. exports permitted by the Reserve Bank, on application made to it, subject to the terms and conditions, if any, as stipulated in the permission.

      (Above clauses (k), (l) & (m) has been inserted vide Ntf. No. FEMA 36/2001-RB, dated 27/02/2001)
  5. Indication of importer-exporter code number :-

    The importer-exporter code number allotted by the Director General of Foreign Trade under Section 7 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (22 of 1992) shall be indicated on all copies of the declaration forms submitted by the exporter to the specified authority and in all correspondence of the exporter with the authorised dealer or the Reserve Bank, as the case may be.
  6. Authority to whom declaration is to be furnished and the manner of dealing with the declaration :-
    1. Declaration in Form GR/SDF
        1. The declaration in form GR/SDF shall be submitted in duplicate to the Commissioner of Customs.
        2. After duly verifying and authenticating the declaration form, the Commissioner of Customs shall forward the original declaration form/data to the nearest office of the Reserve Bank and hand over the duplicate form to the exporter for being submitted to the authorised dealer.
    2. Declaration in Form PP
        1.  The declaration in form PP shall be submitted in duplicate to the authorised dealer named in the form.
        2. The authorised dealer shall, after countersigning the declaration form, hand over the original form to the exporter who shall submit it to the postal authorities through which the goods are being despatched. The postal authorities after despatch of the goods shall forward the declaration form to the nearest office of the Reserve Bank.
    3. Declaration in Form SOFTEX
        1.  The declaration in Form SOFTEX in respect of export of computer software and audio/video/ television software shall be submitted in triplicate to the designated official of Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India at the Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs) or at the Free Trade Zones (FTZs) or Export Processing Zones (EPZs) or Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in India."

          (In above sub-regulation (3), Clause (i) has been substituted vide Ntf. No. FEMA 36/2001-RB, dated 27/02/2001)

          [OLD (i) The declaration in form SOFTEX in respect of export of computer software and audio/video/television software shall be submitted in triplicate to the designated official of Department of Electronics of Government of India at the Software Technology Parks of India (STPIs) or at the Free Trade Zones (FTZs) or Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in India.]
        2. After certifying all three copies of the SOFTEX form, the said designated official shall forward the original directly to the nearest office of the Reserve Bank and return the duplicate to the exporter. The triplicate shall be retained by the designated official for record.
    4. Duplicate Declaration Forms to be retained with Authorised Dealers.

      On the realisation of the export proceeds, the duplicate copies of export declaration forms viz. GR, PP and SOFTEX and Exchange Control copies of the shipping bills together with related Statutory Declaration Forms shall be retained by the Authorised Dealers.

      (Above sub-regulation D. has been substituted vide NTF. NO. FEMA 107/2003-RB, DT. 29/10/2003)

      [OLD- D. Submission of duplicate declaration forms to the Reserve Bank

      On realisation of the export proceeds, the authorised dealer shall, after due certification, submit the duplicate of the GR/SDF, PP or as the case may be, SOFTEX form to the nearest office of the Reserve Bank. ]

      (Pl. refer A.P.(DIR Series 21/2002-03-RB, Dt. 16/09/2002)
  7. Evidence in support of declaration :-

    The Commissioner of Customs or the postal authority or the official of Department of Electronics, to whom the declaration form is submitted, may, in order to satisfy themselves of due compliance with Section 7 of the Act and these regulations, require such evidence in support of the declaration as may establish that –
    1. the exporter is a person resident in India and has a place of business in India;
    2. the destination stated on the declaration is the final place of the destination of the goods exported;
    3. the value stated in the declaration represents –
      1. the full export value of the goods or software; or
      2. where the full export value of the goods or software is not ascertainable at the time of export, the value which the exporter, having regard to the prevailing market conditions expects to receive on the sale of the goods in the overseas market.

        Explanation :For the purpose of this regulation, ‘final place of destination’ means a place in a country in which the goods are ultimately imported and cleared through Customs of that country.
  8. Manner of payment of export value of goods :-

    Unless otherwise authorised by the Reserve Bank, the amount representing the full export value of the goods exported shall be paid through an authorised dealer in the manner specified in the Foreign Exchange Management (Manner and Receipt and Payment) Regulations, 2000.

    Explanation :For the purpose of this regulation, re-import into India, within the period specified for realisation of the export value, of the exported goods in respect of which a declaration was made under Regulation 3, shall be deemed to be realisation of full export value of such goods.
  9. Period within which export value of goods/software to be realised :-
    1. The amount representing the full export value of goods or software exported shall be realised and repatriated to India within six months from the date of export :

      Provided that where the goods or software are exported by the units in Special Economic Zones, the stipulation of period of realisation and repatriation to India of full export value of goods or software shall not apply.

      (Above proviso has been added vide NTF. NO. FEMA 99/2003-RB, DT. 27/08/2003)

      Provided that where the goods are exported to a warehouse established outside India with the permission of the Reserve Bank, the amount representing the full export value of goods exported shall be paid to the authorised dealer as soon as it is realised and in any case within fifteen months from the date of shipment of goods;

      Provided further that the Reserve Bank, or subject to the directions issued by that Bank in this behalf, the authorised dealer may, for a sufficient and reasonable cause shown, extend the said period of six months or fifteen months, as the case may be.

      Explanation :For the purpose of this regulation, the “date of export” in relation to the export of software in other than physical form, shall be deemed to be the date of invoice covering such export.
      1.  Where the export of goods or software has been made [DELETED - by a unit situated in a Special Economic Zone, or ] by a Status Holder exporter, as defined in the EXIM Policy in force, then notwithstanding anything contained in sub-regulation (I), the amount representing the full export value of goods or software shall be realised and repatriated to India within twelve months from the date of export.

        (In clause (a) the words, "by a unit situated in a Special Economic Zone or" has been deleted vide NTF. NO. FEMA 99/2003-RB, DT. 27/08/2003)

        (Pl. refer A.P. (DIR Series) Cir. No. 35/2002-RB, Dt. 01/04/2002 for Export of Goods and Services - Facilities to Status Holder Exporters)

        (In sub-regulations 2 (a) bold words has been inserted vide Ntf. No. 57/2002-RB, dated 01/04/2002)

        Provided that the Reserve Bank may for a sufficient and reasonable cause shown, extend the said period of twelve months.
      2. The Reserve Bank may for reasonable and sufficient cause direct that the said exporter/s [OLD - unit ] shall cease to be governed by sub-regulation (2);

        Provided that no such direction shall be given unless the unit has been given a reasonable opportunity to make a representation in the matter.

        (c) On such direction, the said exporter/s [OLD - unit ] shall be governed by the provisions of sub-regulation (1), until directed otherwise by the Reserve Bank.

        (In clause (b) & (c) the words, "the said exporter/s" has been substituted vide NTF. NO. FEMA 99/2003-RB, DT. 27/08/2003)

        (Note: see RBI AP(DIR Series) Cir. No. 05, dt. 27/08/2001)

        (Above sub-regulation (2) has been inserted vide Ntf. No. FEMA 36/2001-RB, dated 27/02/2001)
  10. Export on Elongated Credit Terms :-

    No person shall enter into any contract to export goods on the terms which provide for a period longer than six months for payment of the value of the goods to be exported:

    Provided that the Reserve Bank may, for reasonable and sufficient cause shown, grant approval to enter into a contract on such terms.
  11. Submission of export documents :-

    The documents pertaining to export shall, within 21 days from the date of export as, as the case may be, from the date of certification of SOFTEX form, be submitted to the authorised dealer mentioned in the relevant declaration form:

    Provided that, subject to the directions issued by the Reserve Bank from time to time, the authorised dealer may accept the documents pertaining to export submitted after the expiry of the specified period of 21 days, for reasons beyond the control of the exporter.
  12. Transfer of documents :-
    Without prejudice to Regulation 3, an authorised dealer may accept, for negotiation or collection, shipping documents including invoice and bill of exchange covering exports, from his constituent (not being a person who has signed the declaration in terms of Regulation 3) :

    Provided that before accepting such documents for negotiation or collection, the authorised dealer shall -
    1. where the value declared in the declaration does not differ from the value shown in the documents being negotiated or sent for collection, or
    2. where the value declared in the declaration is less than the value shown in the documents being negotiated or sent for collection,

      require the constituent concerned also to sign such declaration and thereupon such constituent shall be bound to comply with such requisition and such constituent signing the declaration shall be considered to be the exporter for the purposes of these Regulations to the extent of the full value shown in the documents being negotiated or sent for collection and shall be governed by these Regulations accordingly.
  13. Payment for the Export :-

    In respect of export of any goods or software for which a declaration is required to be furnished under Regulation 3, no person shall except with the permission of the Reserve Bank or, subject to the directions of the Reserve Bank, permission of an authorised dealer, do or refrain from doing anything or take or refrain from taking any action which has the effect of securing –
    1. that the payment for the goods or software is made otherwise than in the specified manner; or
    2. that the payment is delayed beyond the period specified under these Regulations; or
    3. that the proceeds of sale of the goods or software exported do not represent the full export value of the goods or software subject to such deductions, if any, as may be allowed by the Reserve Bank or, subject to the directions of the Reserve Bank, by an authorised dealer;

      Provided that no proceedings in respect of contravention of these provisions shall be instituted unless the specified period has expired and payment for the goods or software representing the full export value, or the value after deductions allowed under clause (iii), has not been made in the specified manner within the specified period.
  14. Certain Exports requiring prior approval :-
    1. Export of goods on lease, hire, etc.

      No person shall, except with the prior permission of the Reserve Bank, take or send out by land, sea or air any goods from India to any place outside India on lease or hire or under any arrangement or in any other manner other than sale or disposal of such goods.
    2. Exports under trade agreement/rupee credit etc.
      1. Export of goods under special arrangement between the Central Government and Government of a foreign state, or under rupee credits extended by the Central Government to Govt. of a foreign state shall be governed by the terms and conditions set out in the relative public notices issued by the Trade Control Authority in India and the instructions issued from time to time by the Reserve Bank.
      2. An export under the line of credit extended to a bank or a financial institution operating in a foreign state by the Exim Bank for financing exports from India, shall be governed by the terms and conditions advised by the Reserve Bank to the authorised dealers from time to time.
    3. Counter Trade

      Any arrangement involving adjustment of value of goods imported into India against value of goods exported from India, shall require prior approval of the Reserve Bank.
      (Note : see RBI AP(DIR Series) Cir. No. 04, dt. 27/08/2001)
  15. Delay in Receipt of Payment :-

    Where in relation to goods or software export of which is required to be declared on the specified form, the specified period has expired and the payment therefor has not been made as aforesaid, the Reserve Bank may give to any person who has sold the goods or software or who is entitled to sell the goods or software or procure the sale thereof, such directions as appear to it to be expedient, for the purpose of securing, (a) the payment therefor if the goods or software has been sold and (b) the sale of goods and payment thereof, if goods or software has not been sold or re-import thereof into India as the circumstances permit, within such period as the Reserve Bank may specify in this behalf ;

    Provided that omission of the Reserve Bank to give directions shall not have the effect of absolving the person committing the contravention from the consequences thereof.
  16. Advance payment against exports :-
    1. Where an exporter receives advance payment (with or without interest), from a buyer outside India, the exporter shall be under an obligation to ensure that –
      1. the shipment of goods is made within one year from the date of receipt of advance payment;
      2. the rate of interest, if any, payable on the advance payment does not exceed London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) + 100 basis points, and
      3. the documents covering the shipment are routed through the authorised dealer through whom the advance payment is received;

        Provided that in the event of the exporter’s inability to make the shipment, partly or fully, within one year from the date of receipt of advance payment, no remittance towards refund of unutilised portion of advance payment or towards payment of interest, shall be made after the expiry of the said period of one year, without the prior approval of the Reserve Bank.
    2. Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (i) of sub-regulation (1), where the export agreement provides for shipment of goods extending beyond the period of one year from the date of receipt of advance payment, the exporter shall require the prior approval of the Reserve Bank.
  17. Issue of directions by Reserve Bank in certain cases :-
    1. Without prejudice to the provisions of Regulation 3 in relation to the export of goods or software which is required to be declared, the Reserve Bank may, for the purpose of ensuring that the full export value of the goods or, as the case may be, the value which the exporter having regard to the prevailing market conditions expects to receive on the sale of goods or software in the overseas market, is received in proper time and without delay, by general or special order, direct from time to time that in respect of export of goods or software to any destination or any class of export transactions or any class of goods or software or class of exporters, the exporter shall, prior to the export, comply with the conditions as may be specified in the order, namely ;
      1. that the payment of the goods or software is covered by an irrevocable letter of credit or by such other arrangement or document as may be indicated in the order;
      2. that any declaration to be furnished to the specified authority shall be submitted to the authorised dealer for its prior approval, which may, having regard to the circumstances, be given or withheld or may be given subject to such conditions as may be specified by the Reserve Bank by directions issued from time to time.

        (Above clause (b) of sub-regulation (1) has been substituted vide NTF. NO. FEMA 114/2004 -RB, Dt.13/03/2004)

        [OLD -
        (b) that any declaration to be furnished to the specified authority shall be submitted to the Reserve Bank for its prior approval, which may, having regard to the circumstances, be given or withheld or may be given subject to such conditions as the Reserve Bank may deem fit to impose; ]
      3. that a copy of the declaration to be furnished to the specified authority shall be submitted to such authority or organisation as may be indicated in the order for certifying that the value of goods or software specified in the declaration represents the proper value thereof.
    2. No direction under Sub-regulation (1) shall be given by the Reserve Bank and no approval under clause (b) of that Sub-regulations shall be withheld by the Authorised Dealer, unless the exporter has been given a reasonable opportunity to make a representation in the matter.

      (Above sub-regulation (2) has been substituted vide NTF. NO. FEMA 114/2004 -RB, Dt.13/03/2004)

      [OLD -
      (2) No direction under sub-regulation (1) shall be given, and no approval under clause (b) of that sub-regulation shall be withheld by the Reserve Bank, unless the exporter has been given a reasonable opportunity to make a representation in the matter.]
  18. Project exports

    Where an export of goods or services is proposed to be made on deferred payment terms or in execution of a turnkey project or a civil construction contract, the exporter shall, before entering into any such export arrangement, submit the proposal for prior approval of the approving authority, which shall consider the proposal in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank from time to time.

    Explanation: For the purpose of this Regulation, ‘approving authority’ means the Working Group or the Exim Bank or the authorised dealer

SDF
[See Regulation 3(1)]

(In duplicate)

Shipping Bill No……………………………………… Date:………………………………

Declaration under Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999:

I/We hereby declare that I/We am/are the *SELLER/CONSIGNOR of the goods in respect of which this declaration is made and that the particulars given in the Shipping Bill No. dated are true and that (a)* the value as contracted with the buyer is the same as the full export value declared in the above shipping bill(b)* the full export value of the goods is not ascertainable at the time of export and that the value declared is that which I/We, having regard to the prevailing market conditions, expect to receive on the sale of goods in the overseas market.

I/We undertake that I/we will deliver to the bank named herein The foreign exchange representing the full export value of the goods on or before @ in the manner specified in the regulations made under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999. I/We further declare that I/We am/are resident in India and I/We have a place of business in India.

I/We* am/are OR am/are not in Caution List of the Reserve Bank of India.

Date:.......................................... .........................................

(Signature of Exporter)

* Strike out whichever is not applicable.

@ State appropriate date of delivery which must be within six months from the date of shipment but for exports to warehouses established outside India with permission of the Reserve Bank, the date of delivery must be within fifteen months.

FOR AUTHORISED DEALER'S USE

Uniform Code Number .......................

Date of
  1. negotiation.........................................................
  2. receipt for collection ............................................
  3. Bill No. ...............................................................
*Type of Bill (i) DA c (ii)DP c (iii)Others c ....................... (Specify)
*Types of Shipment (i) Firm Sale
Contract c
(ii)Consignment
Basis c
(iii)Others c ....................... (Specify)

The SDF Form was included in the Statement sent to Reserve Bank with the R Return for the fortnight ending …………………………….. sent on ………………………….

We certify and confirm that we have received the total amount of as under being the proceeds of exports declared on this form. (Currency amount)

Date of Receipt Currency Credit to Nostro Account in ......................... country Debit to NR Rupee Account of a Bank in ................ country Period of R Return with which the realisation has been reported to RBI
    In our name In the name of
**..............
Held with us Held with **  
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
             

* Indicate (ü) in the box applicable.

* Write the name of the concerned Indian Authorised Dealer Branch.

Any other manner of receipt (specify) .................................................................

...........................................................
(Stamp & Signature of authorised dealer)

Date:........................................

Address:.......................................................

Space or use by Reserve Bank of India

 

 

(Note:- see RBI AP(DIR.Series) Cir No.3-RB, dt. 30/7/2001 [related above SDF Form])

Form-SOFTEX
EXCHANGE CONTROL

Software Export Declaration (SOFTEX) Form

(For declaration of Software Exports through data-communication links and receipt
of Royalty on the Software Packages/Products exported)

Form No : AB ORIGINAL
  1. Name and address of the exporter
  2. STPI Centre within whose jurisdic-
    tion the unit is situated
  3. Import-Export Code Number
  4. Category of exporter : STP/EHTP/EPZ 100 per cent EOU/DATA unit
  5. Buyer's name and address includings
    country and their relationship with
    exporting unit (if any)
  6. Date and Number of Invoice
7. (a) Whether export contract/purchase order already registered with STPI.
(If 'No', please attach copy of the contract/purchase order)
c
Yes
c
No
(b) Does contract stipulate payment of royalty c
Yes
c
No

Section - A
(For exports through data communication link)

8. Name of authorised datacom service provider STPI/VSNL/DOT/Internet/Others
(Please specify)
9. Type of software exported (Please mark (ü) on the appropriate box on the left side).
(a)Computer Software RBI Code
c Data Entry jobs and Conversion Software
Data Processing
906
c Software Development 907
c Software Product, Packages 908
c Others (Please specify) 909
(b) Others Software
c Video/TV Software 910
c Others (Please specify) 911
10. Analysis of Export Value Currency Amount
  1. Full export value of which:
    1. Net value of exports without transmission charges
    2. Transmission charges included in invoice
  2. Transmission charges (if payable separately by the overseas client)
  3. Deduct : Agency commission. at the rate of .............per cent
  4. Any other deductions as permitted by RBI (please specify)
  5. Amount to be realised (a + b) - (c - d)
   

11.
How export value will be realised
(mode of realisation) Please mark (ü) on the appropriate box

c (a) Under L/C
  1. Name and address of .......... Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No.
c (b) Bank Guarantee
  1. Name and address of .......... Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No. .............
c (c) Any other arrangement, e.g., advance payment, etc., including transfer/remittance to bank account maintained overseas (Please specify)
  1. Name and address of .............. Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No. ..............

Section B

(For receipt of Royalty on Software Packages/Products exported)

12.
Details of Software Package(s)/Product(s) exported

(a) Date of export ...............................................................
(b) GR/PP/SOFTEX From No. on which exports were declared ...............................................................
(c) Royalty agreement details ...............................................................
c percentage and amount of royalty ...............................................................
c Period of royalty agreement (enclose copy of Royalty agreement, if not already registered) ...............................................................

13.
How royalty value will be realised

(as defined in royalty agreement)

...............................................................

14.
Calculation of royalty amount

(enclose copy of communication from the foreign customer)  ...............................................................

15.

Name and address of designated Authorised Dealer in India through whom payment has been received/to be received

...............................................................

A.D. Code No. ...........................................

Section-C

16. Declaration by exporter

I/We hereby declare than I/we am/are the seller of the software in respect of which this declaration is made and that the particulars given above are true and that the value to be received from the buyer represents the export vaue contracted and declared above. I/We also declare that the software has been developed and exported by using authorised and legitimate datacom links.

I/We undertake that I/we will deliver to the bank named above the foreign exchange representing the full value of the software exported as above on or before ...........(i.e., within 180days from the date of invoice/date of last invoice raised during a month), in the manner specified in the regulations made under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

................................................................

Signatue of the Exporter

Place: ......................................

Date: .......................................
Stamp Name: ...............................................

Designation: ........................................

Enclosure:

  1. Copy of Export Contract [7(a)]
  2. Copy of Royalty Agreement [112(c)]
  3. Copy of communication from foreign customer [14]

Space for use of the competent authority (i.e., STPI) on behalf of
Department of Electronics

Certified that the software described above was actually transmitted and the export/royalty value declared by the exporter has been found to be in order and accepted by us.

Place: ...................................

Date: ....................................
...............................................

(Signature of Designated Official
of STPI or behalf of Department
of Electronics)
  Stamp Name: .................................

Designation: ............................

Form-SOFTEX
EXCHANGE CONTROL
Software Export Declaration (SOFTEX) Form

(For declaration of Software Exports through data-communication links and receipt
of Royalty on the Software Packages/Products exported)

Form No : AB DUPLICATE

 

Form-SOFTEX
EXCHANGE CONTROL
Software Export Declaration (SOFTEX) Form

(For declaration of Software Exports through data-communication links and receipt
of Royalty on the Software Packages/Products exported)

Form No : AB   ORIGINAL
  1. Name and address of the exporter
  2. STPI Centre within whose jurisdic-
    tion the unit is situated
  3. Import-Export Code Number
  4. Category of exporter : STP/EHTP/EPZ 100 per cent EOU/DATA unit
  5. Buyer's name and address includings
    country and their relationship with
    exporting unit (if any)
  6. Date and Number of Invoice
7. (a) Whether export contract/purchase order already registered with STPI.
(If 'No', please attach copy of the contract/purchase order)
c
Yes
c
No
(b) Does contract stipulate payment of royalty c
Yes
c
No

Section - A
(For exports through data communication link)

8. Name of authorised datacom service provider STPI/VSNL/DOT/Internet/Others
(Please specify)
9. Type of software exported (Please mark (ü) on the appropriate box on the left side).
(a)Computer Software RBI Code
c Data Entry jobs and Conversion Software
Data Processing
906
c Software Development 907
c Software Product, Packages 908
c Others (Please specify) 909
(b) Others Software
c Video/TV Software 910
c Others (Please specify) 911
10. Analysis of Export Value Currency Amount
  1. Full export value of which:
    1. Net value of exports without transmission charges
    2. Transmission charges included in invoice
  2. Transmission charges (if payable separately by the overseas client)
  3. Deduct : Agency commission. at the rate of .............per cent
  4. Any other deductions as permitted by RBI (please specify)
  5. Amount to be realised (a + b) - (c - d)
   

11.
How export value will be realised
(mode of realisation) Please mark (ü) on the appropriate box

c (a) Under L/C
  1. Name and address of .......... Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No.
c (b) Bank Guarantee
  1. Name and address of .......... Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No. .............
c (c) Any other arrangement, e.g., advance payment, etc., including transfer/remittance to bank account maintained overseas (Please specify)
  1. Name and address of .............. Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No. ..............

Section B

(For receipt of Royalty on Software Packages/Products exported)

12.
Details of Software Package(s)/Product(s) exported

(a) Date of export ...............................................................
(b) GR/PP/SOFTEX From No. on which exports were declared ...............................................................
(c) Royalty agreement details ...............................................................
c percentage and amount of royalty ...............................................................
c Period of royalty agreement (enclose copy of Royalty agreement, if not already registered) ...............................................................

13.
How royalty value will be realised

(as defined in royalty agreement)

...............................................................

14.
Calculation of royalty amount

(enclose copy of communication from the foreign customer)  ...............................................................

15.

Name and address of designated Authorised Dealer in India through whom payment has been received/to be received

...............................................................

A.D. Code No. ...........................................

Section-C

16.
Declaration by exporter

I/We hereby declare than I/we am/are the seller of the software in respect of which this declaration is made and that the particulars given above are true and that the value to be received from the buyer represents the export vaue contracted and declared above. I/We also declare that the software has been developed and exported by using authorised and legitimate datacom links.

I/We undertake that I/we will deliver to the bank named above the foreign exchange representing the full value of the software exported as above on or before ...........(i.e., within 180days from the date of invoice/date of last invoice raised during a month), in the manner specified in the regulations made under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

................................................................

Signatue of the Exporter

Place: ......................................

Date: .......................................
Stamp Name: ...............................................

Designation: ........................................

Enclosure:

  1. Copy of Export Contract [7(a)]
  2. Copy of Royalty Agreement [112(c)]
  3. Copy of communication from foreign customer [14]

Space for use of the competent authority (i.e., STPI) on behalf of
Department of Electronics

Certified that the software described above was actually transmitted and the export/royalty value declared by the exporter has been found to be in order and accepted by us.

Place: ...................................

Date: ....................................
...............................................

(Signature of Designated Official
of STPI or behalf of Department
of Electronics)
  Stamp Name: .................................

Designation: ............................

Form-SOFTEX
EXCHANGE CONTROL
Software Export Declaration (SOFTEX) Form

(For declaration of Software Exports through data-communication links and receipt
of Royalty on the Software Packages/Products exported)

Form No : AB DUPLICATE

 

Form-SOFTEX
EXCHANGE CONTROL
Software Export Declaration (SOFTEX) Form

(For declaration of Software Exports through data-communication links and receipt
of Royalty on the Software Packages/Products exported)

Form No : AB   ORIGINAL
  1. Name and address of the exporter
  2. STPI Centre within whose jurisdic-
    tion the unit is situated
  3. Import-Export Code Number
  4. Category of exporter : STP/EHTP/EPZ 100 per cent EOU/DATA unit
  5. Buyer's name and address includings
    country and their relationship with
    exporting unit (if any)
  6. Date and Number of Invoice
7. (a) Whether export contract/purchase order already registered with STPI.
(If 'No', please attach copy of the contract/purchase order)
c
Yes
c
No
(b) Does contract stipulate payment of royalty c
Yes
c
No

Section - A
(For exports through data communication link)

8. Name of authorised datacom service provider STPI/VSNL/DOT/Internet/Others
(Please specify)
9. Type of software exported (Please mark (ü) on the appropriate box on the left side).
(a)Computer Software RBI Code
c Data Entry jobs and Conversion Software
Data Processing
906
c Software Development 907
c Software Product, Packages 908
c Others (Please specify) 909
(b) Others Software
c Video/TV Software 910
c Others (Please specify) 911
10. Analysis of Export Value Currency Amount
  1. Full export value of which:
    1. Net value of exports without transmission charges
    2. Transmission charges included in invoice
  2. Transmission charges (if payable separately by the overseas client)
  3. Deduct : Agency commission. at the rate of .............per cent
  4. Any other deductions as permitted by RBI (please specify)
  5. Amount to be realised (a + b) - (c - d)
   

11.
How export value will be realised
(mode of realisation) Please mark (ü) on the appropriate box

c (a) Under L/C
  1. Name and address of .......... Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No.
c (b) Bank Guarantee
  1. Name and address of .......... Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No. .............
c (c) Any other arrangement, e.g., advance payment, etc., including transfer/remittance to bank account maintained overseas (Please specify)
  1. Name and address of .............. Authorised Dealer
  2. Authorised Dealer Code No. ..............

Section B

(For receipt of Royalty on Software Packages/Products exported)

12.
Details of Software Package(s)/Product(s) exported

(a) Date of export ...............................................................
(b) GR/PP/SOFTEX From No. on which exports were declared ...............................................................
(c) Royalty agreement details ...............................................................
c percentage and amount of royalty ...............................................................
c Period of royalty agreement (enclose copy of Royalty agreement, if not already registered) ...............................................................

13.
How royalty value will be realised

(as defined in royalty agreement)

...............................................................

14.
Calculation of royalty amount

(enclose copy of communication from the foreign customer)  ...............................................................

15.

Name and address of designated Authorised Dealer in India through whom payment has been received/to be received

...............................................................

A.D. Code No. ...........................................

Section-C

16.
Declaration by exporter

I/We hereby declare than I/we am/are the seller of the software in respect of which this declaration is made and that the particulars given above are true and that the value to be received from the buyer represents the export vaue contracted and declared above. I/We also declare that the software has been developed and exported by using authorised and legitimate datacom links.

I/We undertake that I/we will deliver to the bank named above the foreign exchange representing the full value of the software exported as above on or before ...........(i.e., within 180days from the date of invoice/date of last invoice raised during a month), in the manner specified in the regulations made under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.

................................................................

Signatue of the Exporter

Place: ......................................

Date: .......................................
Stamp Name: ...............................................

Designation: ........................................

Enclosure:

  1. Copy of Export Contract [7(a)]
  2. Copy of Royalty Agreement [112(c)]
  3. Copy of communication from foreign customer [14]

Space for use of the competent authority (i.e., STPI) on behalf of
Department of Electronics

Certified that the software described above was actually transmitted and the export/royalty value declared by the exporter has been found to be in order and accepted by us.

Place: ...................................

Date: ....................................
...............................................

(Signature of Designated Official
of STPI or behalf of Department
of Electronics)
  Stamp Name: .................................

Designation: ............................

For Authorised Dealer's use only
Duplicate to be forwarded after realisation alongwith R Supplementary Return
Certificate by authorised dealer

AD's Uniform Code No. ...................................................................

The SOFTEX Form included in the ENC statement sent to the Reserve Bank with the 'R' Return (NOSTRO/VOSTRO) ..........................................................................................................for the period
(Currency name)
ending ......................................................................................... sent on

We certify the confirm that we have received the total amount of .......................................................... ..............................................................................as under being the
(Currency) (Amount)

proceeds of exports declared on this from

Date of Receipt Currency Credit to Nostro Account in ......................... country Debit to NR Rupee Account of a Bank in ................ country Period of R Return with which the realisation has been reported to RBI
    In our name In the name of
**..............
Held with us Held with **  
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
             

(**Write the name of the concerned branch of Authorised Dealer)
Any other manner of receipt (specify) ............................................................................................

Place: ......................................

Date: .......................................
Stamp ...........................................................

(Signature of Authorised Officials)

Name: ..................................................

Designation: ...........................................

Name & Address of: ..................................

Authorised Dealer: ....................................

(Note:- See
1. RBI AP(DIR Series) Cir. No. 36/2001, dt. 28/06/2001

2. RBI AP(DIR Series) Cir. No. 6/2001, dt. 24/09/2001

3. RBI AP(DIR Series) Cir. No. 9/2001-, dt. 25/10/2001)

(Please refer CIR. NO. 73/2003-04-RB, DT. 20/02/2004 - Export of Goods by way of Gifts - Liberalisation)

(Please refer CIR. NO. 68/2003-04-RB, DT. 11/02/2004 - Export of Goods and Services – Liberalisation)
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