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Interest Rate Ceiling on Rupee Export Credit

RBI/2006-07/146
Ref. No. MPD.BC. 285/07.01.279/2006-07

October 11, 2006
Ashwina 19, 1928 (Saka)

To

All Scheduled Commercial Banks

Dear Sir/Madam,

Interest Rate Ceiling on Rupee Export Credit

At present, the ceiling on interest rates on pre-shipment rupee export credit up to 180 days and post-shipment rupee export credit up to 90 days is stipulated at BPLR minus 2.5 per cent. This dispensation is valid up to October 31, 2006.

2. It has been decided to extend the validity of the above dispensation up to April 30, 2007 (Annex).

3. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

Yours faithfully,

(M. D. Patra)
Adviser-in-Charge


Annex

Category

With effect from November 1, 2006
( up to April 30, 2007)

Pre-shipment Rupee Export Credit

Up to 180 days

 

Not exceeding BPLR minus
2.5 percentage points.

Post-shipment Rupee Export Credit

(a) On demand bills for transit period
(as specified by FEDAI)

(b) Usance bills up to 90 days

 

Not exceeding BPLR minus
2.5 percentage points

Not exceeding BPLR minus
2.5 percentage points

 

BPLR : Benchmark Prime Lending Rate

Note :

1. Since these are ceiling rates, banks would be free to charge any rate below the ceiling rates.
2. Interest rates for the above-mentioned categories beyond the tenors as prescribed above are free.


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