The swap facility to support incremental Pre-shipment Export Credit in Foreign Currency (PCFC). Scheduled banks (excluding RRBs) have the option to access rupee refinance to the extent of the swap with the Reserve Bank under a special export credit refinance facility for which promissory notes will need to be fully backed by eligible export bills under the PCFC.
2. The rupee rate of interest charged on refinance availed of under the special export refinance facility will be the prevailing repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF), currently at 8.0 per cent.
3. This facility is available from January 21, 2013 till June 28, 2013.
4. The present rupee Export Credit Refinance (ECR) facility will continue, as hitherto.
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