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Interest Rates on Export Credit in Foreign Currency
DBOD.DIR.(Exp).BC.No.106/04.02.001/2008-09
February 5, 2009
 

Interest Rates on Export Credit in Foreign Currency

In exercise of the powers conferred by Sections 21 and 35A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, the Reserve Bank of India being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient in the public interest so to do, hereby directs that, with effect from February 5, 2009, the interest rates on export credit in foreign currency would be as indicated in the Annex enclosed to this Directive.
 
 
(Anand Sinha)
Executive Director
 
 
Annex
Schedule of Interest Rates on Export Credit in Foreign Currency of Scheduled Commercial Banks effective from February 5, 2009
 

 

 

 

Interest rates (per annum)

1.

Pre-shipment Credit

 

 

(a)

Upto 180 days

Not exceeding 350 basis points over LIBOR/ EURO LIBOR/ EURIBOR

 

(b)

Beyond 180 days and upto 360 days

Rate for initial period of 180 days prevailing at the time of extension plus 200 basis points

2

Post-shipment Credit

 

 

(a)

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

Not exceeding 350 basis points over LIBOR/ EURO LIBOR/ EURIBOR

 

(b)

Usance bills (for total period comprising usance period of export bills, transit period as specified by FEDAI and grace period wherever applicable)
Upto 6 months from the date of shipment

Not exceeding 350 basis points over LIBOR/ EURO LIBOR/ EURIBOR

 

(c)

Export bills (demand or usance) realised after due date but upto date of crystallisation

Rate for 2(b) above plus 200 basis points

3

Export Credit Not Otherwise Specified (ECNOS)

 

 

(a)

Pre-shipment credit

Free @

 

(b)

Post-shipment credit

Free @

@ Banks are free to decide the rate of interest being rupee credit rate keeping in view the BPLR and spread guidelines.

 

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