Liberalization on third party payments against imports and exports


Third party payments for export / import transactions


Liberalization on third party payments against imports and exportsThe extract of Reserve Bank notification is given under:

In view of the difficulties faced by exporters / importers in meeting the condition “firm irrevocable order backed by a tripartite agreement should be in place” specified in the abovementioned Circular, it has been decided that this requirement may not be insisted upon in case where documentary evidence for circumstances leading to third party payments / name of the third party being mentioned in the irrevocable order/ invoice has been produced. This shall be subject to conditions as under:

(i) AD bank should be satisfied with the bona-fides of the transaction and export documents, such as, invoice / FIRC.

(ii) AD bank should consider the FATF statements while handling such transaction.

 


Further, with a view to liberalising the procedure, the limit of USD 100,000 eligible for third party payment for import of goods, stands withdrawn.



RBI/2013-14/479, February 4, 2014,   A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.100

Complete notification of RBI on Third party payments for export / import transactions is given under:


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