Introduction of Annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets reporting by Indian Companies and discontinuation of the Part B of form FC-GPR
RBI has discontinued the reporting of Annual Form FC GPR Part B and introduced a new Annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets. The Balance Sheet for the corresponding year also need to be attached along with the report.
The due date of reporting is 15th July every year.
Below is the RBI circular containing the format of the report for reference.
A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 45
March 15, 2011
All Category I Authorised Dealer Banks
Madam / Sir,
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, Balance of Payment Statistics Division, Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM), Reserve Bank of India, C-9, 8th floor, 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.
Chief General Manager-in-Charge