FOREIGN EXCHANGE MANAGEMENT

With the transition to a market-based system for determining the external value of the Indian rupee the foreign exchange market in India gained importance in the early reform period.

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Date : Mar 15, 2011
Introduction of Annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets reporting and discontinuation of Part B of form FC-GPR

RBI/2010-11/427
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 45

March 15, 2011

To
All Category - I Authorised Dealer Banks

Madam / Sir,

Introduction of Annual return on
Foreign Liabilities and Assets reporting by Indian Companies and
discontinuation of the Part B of form FC-GPR

Attention of the Authorised Dealer Category – I (AD Category – I) banks is invited to A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No.40 dated April 20, 2007 wherein, it was, inter-alia, stipulated that Part B, which is an annual return of all investments made in the company during a financial year, is required to be submitted directly by the Company to the Director, Balance of Payment Statistics Division, Department of Statistics and Information Management, Reserve Bank of India, C-9, 8th floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai - 400 051, by June 30th of every year.

2. In order to capture the statistics relating to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), both inward and outward in a more comprehensive manner as also to align it with international best practices, it has been decided to replace Part B of the Form FC-GPR by a separate ‘Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets’ given as Annex-I. The return should be submitted by July 15 of every year to the Director, External Liabilities and Assets Statistics Division, Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM), Reserve Bank of India, C-8, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai - 400 051. Further, the return should be submitted by all the Indian companies which have received FDI and/or made FDI abroad (i.e. overseas investment) in the previous year(s) including the current year. The Annex –II gives the concepts and definitions useful in filling the Annual Return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets.

3. These directions will come into force with immediate effect. AD Category-I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers concerned.

4. Necessary amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regulations, 2000 and the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of any Foreign Security) (Amendment) Regulations, 2004 notified vide Notification No. FEMA 20/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000 and Notification No. FEMA 120 dated July 07, 2004, respectively will be issued separately.

5. 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 is without prejudice to permissions / approvals, if any, required under any other law.

Yours faithfully,

(Meena Hemchandra)
Chief General Manager-in-Charge

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