RBI Issues Modified Format of ECB-2 Return w.e.f. April 2014

[RBI Circular No. 105 dated 17th February 2014]

Sub: External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Reporting arrangements

Attention of Authorized Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to the Foreign Exchange Management (Borrowing or Lending in Foreign Exchange) Regulations, 2000, notified vide Notification No. FEMA 3/2000-RB dated May 3, 2000, as amended from time to time and A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.60 dated January 31, 2004 relating to reporting arrangements for ECB.

2. In order to capture details of the financial hedges contracted by corporates, of their foreign currency exposure relating to ECB and their foreign currency earnings and expenditure, the format of ECB-2 Return has been modified (Part-E) and the same has been given in the Annex. The reporting in the modified ECB-2 Return will be applicable from the return of the month April 2014 onwards.

3. There is no change in the reporting procedure and corporates raising ECB continue to submit ECB-2 Return on a monthly basis duly certified by the designated AD Category-I bank so as to reach Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM) of Reserve Bank of India within seven working days from the close of month to which it relates.

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

5. The directions contained in this circular has been issued under sections 10(4) and 11(2) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999) and are without prejudice to permissions/ approvals, if any, required under any other law.

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