Banking guide for Importers in India

RBI guidelines which every Importer need to read

Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 (42 of 1999) allows  import of goods and services as per Foreign Exchange Management (Current Account Transaction) Rules, 2000, vide Notification GSR 381E dated 03rd May, 2000.  These Regulations are amended from time to time to incorporate the changes in the regulatory framework and published through amendment notifications.  Within the contours of the Regulations, Reserve Bank of India also issues directions to Authorized Persons under Section 11 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999. These directions lay down the modalities as to how the foreign exchange business has to be conducted by the Authorised Persons with their customers/constituents with a view to implementing the regulations framed.

According to RBI, It may be noted that, whenever necessary, Reserve Bank shall issue directions to Authorised Persons through A.P. (DIR Series) Circulars in regard to any change in the Regulations or the manner in which relative transactions are to be conducted by the Authorised Persons with their customers/ constituents. The Master Direction issued herewith shall be amended suitably simultaneously.

The Import directions are updated till 31st May, 2022.  The notifications and circular till date issued by the authorities are also updated separately in this web blog. 


Click below links to know more about banking guidelines for Importers:

Banking process on Import of currencies not having direct exchange rates

Bank process on Import related payment through OPGSPs in India

Banking regulations to Merchant Importers in India

Bank process on Import factoring, import of precious metals, silver, platinum to India

How does Banks in India regulates by operating on import of Gold

Banking method to verify and preserve of documents under Imports in India

Bank operation process for IDPMS under import in India

Banking process on import documents received from buyer

RBI guidelines on payment under import of equipment by BPO

Import Invoice under Replacement, Bank accounting process in India

Is bank permission required to pay interest on Import bills?

Service Imports, Banking process on Advance remittance in India

Banking formalities to remit Aviation related purchases in India

Bank conditions on advance payment against Import of Rough Diamonds in India

Bank conditions to remit advance for import in India

Terms of Banker on Issue of Guarantee to Importer in India

Government condition on Third Party Payment for Import Transactions in India

Bringing Foreign Exchange into India, India government rules

Time Limit for Settlement of Import Payments, Bank regulations in India

Indian Bank regulations on Purchaser of Foreign Exchange

Banking regulations on Import of Goods and Services

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