RBI DISCONTINUES ISSUANCE OF LETTERS OF UNDERSTANDING AND LETTERS OF COMFORT FOR TRADE CREDITS

Published On: 01/03/2018

Authors:

Chitvan Bakshi
In an attempt to promote investment activities and to liberalize the procedures relating to trade credits for imports, the Reserve Bank of India (the "RBI") in 2004, had granted permission to authorized dealer banks ("ADs") to issue letters of undertaking ("LoUs") or letters of comfort ("LoCs") in favour of overseas suppliers, banks and financial institutions, to approve trade credits, for import of all non-capital goods (except gold) and capital goods permissible under the Foreign Trade Policy, subject to prudential guidelines issued by the RBI from time to time.