As you are aware, export refinance limits sanctioned in favour of banks for the year 2011-12 are due to expire on 30-06-2012. Under the present system, exporters are required to submit EE-1 statement for the year 2011-12 duly verified by our Foreign Exchange Operations Department latest by August 31, 2012. Banks would, therefore, not be in a position to work out revised entitlement of limits for each exporter under Part-II of the Scheme for the year 2012-13.
2. In order to ensure that the financing facilities are available to exporters till finalization of their new limits under Part-II of Scheme, it has been decided as under: -
a) Limits sanctioned by banks to individual exporters under Part-II of the Scheme for 2011-12 shall continue up to August 31, 2012, to enable exporters to avail financing facilities under the Scheme pending preparation of EE-1 statements, their verification by the Foreign Exchange Operations Department, SBP-BSC and submission of the same to the Refinance Units of the concerned office of SBP-BSC.
b)- The facility under Part-II is self regulating and exporters should be able to evaluate correctly their export earnings during FY 2011-12, work out their own estimates as to the quantum of their entitlement for the year 2012-13 and should accordingly adjust their existing borrowings on or before end June 2012 to avoid utilization of excess facilities under the Scheme during the period of roll over which would be subject to non refundable fine.
3. Requests of banks for limits under the Export Finance Scheme and Islamic Export Refinance Scheme for the year 2012-13 may be submitted to this department separately up to June 29, 2012 to enable us to finalize limits for the year 2012-13.
4. Banks are, therefore, advised to clearly intimate contents of sub Para a & b above to their borrowers availing facilities under Part-II of the Scheme for compliance.
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