Supply of Goods and Services by Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to Units in Domestic Tariff Areas (DTAs) against payment in foreign exchange

A. P. (DIR Series 2012-13) Circular No. 46,

dated 23-10-2012

Attention of the Authorised Dealer (AD) Category – I banks is invited to A.P. (Dir Series) Circular No.105, dated June 16, 2003, in terms of which units in the Domestic Tariff Areas (DTAs) have been permitted to purchase foreign exchange from ADs for making payment towards goods supplied to them by units in the Special Economic Zones (SEZs).

2. The matter has since been reviewed in consultation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and it has been decided to allow ADs to sell foreign exchange to a unit in the DTA for making payment in foreign exchange to a unit in the SEZ for the services rendered by it (i.e. a unit in SEZ) to a DTA unit. It may, however, be ensured that there is an enabling provision of supplying these goods/services by the SEZ unit to the DTA unit and for payment in foreign exchange for such goods/ services to the SEZ unit, in the Letter of Approval (LoA) issued to the SEZ unit by the Development Commissioner(DC) of the SEZ.

3. AD Category – I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituent and customers concerned.

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

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