Friday, November 18, 2011

Set-off of export receivable​s against import payables-L​iberalizat​ion of Procedure

 RBI has delegate power to AD Category – I banks to deal with the cases of “set-off” of export receivables against import payables, subject to following terms and conditions:
a.The import is as per the Foreign Trade Policy in force.

b.Invoices/Bills of Lading/Airway Bills and Exchange Control copies of Bills of Entry for home consumption have been submitted by the importer to the Authorized Dealer bank.

c.Payment for the import is still outstanding in the books of the importer.

d.Both the transactions of sale and purchase may be reported separately in ‘R’ Returns.

e.The relative GR forms will be released by the AD bank only after the entire export proceeds are adjusted / received.

f.The ” set-off” of export receivables against import payments should be in respect of the same overseas buyer and supplier and that consent for ”set-off” has been obtained from him.

g.The export / import transactions with ACU countries should be kept outside the arrangement.

h.All the relevant documents are submitted to the concerned AD bank who should comply with all the regulatory requirements relating to the transactions.
Ref: A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 47 dated November 17, 2011.

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