About Clasis Law

Clasis Law is one of the leading full-service Indian law firms which provide speedy services while upholding the law and following every regulation in the book. The firm is recognized as highly professional and process-driven, with the necessary systems and infrastructure to provide hassle-free services to clients. It has an established capability and operational ability to advise clients across borders through its vibrant network of international law firms located around the globe, including in some of the most difficult jurisdictions in the world. The firm's clients range from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs and small businesses. In addition, it provides specialized services to international SMEs that choose India as their preferred investment destination.

External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy – Liberalisation Measures

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 1, 2022 has issued a Notification on "External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy – Liberalisation Measures". Attention is invited to paragraph 2.2 of FED Master Direction No.5 on External Commercial Borrowings, Trade Credits and Structured Obligations, dated March 26, 2019, in terms of which eligible ECB borrowers are allowed to raise ECB up to USD 750 million or equivalent per financial year under the automatic route, and paragraph 2.1.vi. ibid, wherein the all-in-cost ceiling for ECBs has been specified.As announced in paragraph five of the press release on “Liberalisation of Forex Flows” dated July 06, 2022, it has been decided, in consultation with the Central Government, to:

      1. increase the automatic route limit from USD 750 million or equivalent to USD 1.5 billion or equivalent.
      2. increase the all-in-cost ceiling for ECBs, by 100 bps. The enhanced all-in-cost ceiling shall be available only to eligible borrowers of investment grade rating from Indian Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs). Other eligible borrowers may raise ECB within the existing all-in-cost ceiling, as hitherto.

The above relaxations would be available for ECBs to be raised till December 31, 2022.


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