Does exchange rate of currency effect export business?


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 Does exchange rate of foreign currency with local currency affect export business?


Let us discuss, how does change of exchange rate of currency effect export business?


Your buyer sent you a purchase order in January, for 24 containers to ship 02 containers each month. The price fixed as USD 20,000 per container and total of USD 480000 for 24 containers. You have quoted the rate as per the exchange rate of Does exchange rate of currency effect export businessJanuary, but the shipment period is through out the year till December. Your term of payment is 60 days from the date of bill of lading. Means, you have agreed a credit limit of 60 days from the date of shipment. In this case, you will start receiving your payment from March onwards till February of next year. Here, the exchange rate of this month may not be for next month. In short, certainly there would be a difference in exchange rate of March to February of next month. So, when converting USD in to your country’s currency, you can anticipate loss in business also.


How to overcome such risk of variation of exchange rates in Exports and Imports?


There are some solutions to solve risk in variation of exchange rates in exports and imports. One of them is to open an EEFC – Exchange Earners Foreign Currency account with your bank. Here, you are maintaining a foreign currency account in your name where in you can convert to your currency as and when you require.


Another method to prevent loss in variation of exchange rate is to enter overseas business contract to pay amount in local currency. Here, your buyer/importer buys – converts - your domestic currency and remits amount to you in your local currency. You need to make clear about these arrangements before entering in to the business contract.


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VENKATACHARI SRINIVASAN : I visited website "" and found the contents of the site interesting and also extremely useful. I'm working in an engineering/manufacturing organization. We have an export order for supplies of engineering products. For the mfr of the export goods we applied and obtained advance license ( for duty free imports of raw materials). The export obligation under the license is denominated in US$. However the contract for exports is denominated in US$/JPY/Euro/INR. As the commercial invoice for realizing proceeds of exports would in the contract currencies as stated above how will the shipping bill be prepared indicating the value of exports in equivalent US$ if the unit rate and item value is combination of multiple currencies such as US$/JPY/Euro/INR. More over the shipping bills would be of the draw back type applicable for obtaining drawback. In this case can the shipping bill be filed in manual mode instead EDI. If the shipping bill value could be in equivalent INR how will the currencies in the invoice converted in equivalent US$.

Admin: Hi Venkatachari Srinivasan, Contact DGFT, Director General of Shipping against your query.

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