Overseas Direct Investments Rationalisation of Form ODI

RBI/2012-13/171
A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 15

August 21, 2012

To

All Category I Authorised Dealer Banks

Dear Madam / Sir,

Overseas Direct Investments Rationalisation of Form ODI

Attention of the Authorised Dealer (AD – Category I) banks is invited to the Notification No. FEMA 120/RB-2004 dated July 7, 2004 [Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of any Foreign Security) (Amendment) Regulations, 2004] (the Notification), as amended from time to time.

2. In terms of Regulation 15(iii) of the Notification ibid, an Indian Party is required to submit to the Reserve Bank through the Authorised Dealer every year within 60 days from the date of expiry of the statutory period as specified by the respective laws of the host country for finalization of the audited accounts of the Joint Venture (JV) /Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) outside India or such further period as may be allowed by the Reserve Bank, an Annual Performance Report (APR) in Form ODI Part III in respect of each JV or WOS outside India set up or acquired by the Indian Party. Further, an Indian party is allowed to undertake overseas direct investments under the General Permission (Automatic Route) subject to compliance to the provisions under Regulation 6 (and Regulation 7, if applicable) of the Notification. Regulation 6(2)(iv) of the Notification requires that the Indian Party has submitted the APR in respect of all its overseas investments in the format given in Part III of the Form ODI.

3. In view of the above, it has been decided to add the following items in Section ˜E™ and ˜F™ of Form ODI Part I, to be submitted by every Indian party in terms of Regulation 6(2)(vi) of the Notification, while undertaking ODI transactions:

  1. In Section ˜E™, after item (c), item (d) Wherever applicable, the Annual Performance Report, as required in terms of Regulation 15(iii) of the Notification No. FEMA 120 / RB – 2004 dated July 07, 2004, as amended from time to time, in respect of all the existing JV / WOS of the Indian party has been submitted.

  2. In Section ˜F™, after item (v), a clause Further, certified that, wherever applicable, the Annual Performance Report, as required in terms of Regulation 15(iii) of the Notification ibid, in respect of all the existing JV / WOS of the Indian party has been submitted.”

4. The revised Section ˜E™ and ˜F™ of Form ODI Part I are given in the Annex to the Circular.

5. Necessary amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Any Foreign Security), Regulations, 2004 are being issued separately.

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

7. The directions contained in this circular have been issued under Sections 10(4) and 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,

Dr.(Smt.) Sujatha Elizabeth Prasad
Chief General Manager-In-Charge

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