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Guidelines on import of silver by Qualified Jewellers as notified by – The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA)

RBI/2023-2024/83
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 07

November 10, 2023

To,

All Category-I Authorised Dealer Banks

Madam/Sir

Guidelines on import of silver by Qualified Jewellers as notified by –
The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA)

Attention of Authorised Dealer Category – I (AD Category – I) banks is invited to A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.04 dated May 25, 2022, in terms of which AD Category-I banks have been permitted to remit advance payments on behalf of Qualified Jewellers as notified by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) for eleven days for import of gold through India International Bullion Exchange IFSC Ltd (IIBX).

2. Further, attention of AD Category-I banks is invited to Notification No.35/2023 dated October 11, 2023 issued by DGFT, in terms of which, in addition to nominated agencies as notified by RBI (in case of banks) and DGFT (for other agencies), Qualified Jewellers as notified by International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) have been permitted to import silver under specific ITC(HS) Codes through IIBX.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided that AD Category-I banks may allow Qualified Jewellers to remit advance payment for eleven days for import of silver through IIBX subject to the conditions as mentioned in A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.04 dated May 25, 2022.

4. AD Category-I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers concerned.

5. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under Section 10(4) and Section 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions/approvals, if any, required under any other law.

Yours faithfully,

(Puneet Pancholy)
Chief General Manager


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