It has been decided, in consultation with the Government of India, to further extend till March 31, 2013 w.e.f. October 1, 2012, the relaxation with respect to the period of realization and repatriation to India, of the amount representing the full value of goods or software exported, from six months to twelve months from the date of export, which was valid up to September 30, 2012.

The provisions in regard to period of realization and repatriation to India of the full export value of goods or software exported by a unit situated in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) as well as exports made to warehouses established outside India remain unchanged.

The instructions have been issued vide A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.52 dated November 20, 2012.

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RBI/2012-13/298
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 52

November 20, 2012

To,

All Category – I Authorised Dealer Banks

Madam / Sir,

Export of Goods and Software – Realisation and
Repatriation of export proceeds – Liberalisation

Attention of Authorised Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 40 dated November 01, 2011 enhancing the period of realization and repatriation to India of the amount representing the full export value of goods or software exported, from six months to twelve months from the date of export. This relaxation was available up to September 30, 2012.

2. The issue has since been reviewed and it has been decided, in consultation with the Government of India, to extend the above relaxation w.e.f. October 01, 2012 till March 31, 2013.

3. The provisions in regard to period of realization and repatriation to India of the full export value of goods or software exported by a unit situated in a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) as well as exports made to warehouses established outside India remain unchanged.

4. AD Category-I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers concerned.

5. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under sections 10 (4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.

Yours faithfully,

(Rashmi Fauzdar)
Chief General Manager

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