Public Notice No. 84 (RE-2013)/2009-2014, dated the 10th February, 2015
Subject: New format for e-IEC- introduction of Appendix 18B -1 (Format of e-IEC) in Handbook of Procedure Vol. I (Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms), 2009-2014.
In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2009-20 14), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby introduces a new format for issuance of e-IEC as Appendix 1 8B- 1 in the Handbook of Procedure Vol. I (Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms), 2009-2014 and further notifies that:
i) The existing format, Appendix 1 8B, will continue to be in force for IEC numbers being issued in physical form, based on manual applications.
ii) New IEC numbers, based on online applications, will however be issued in electronic form as per the new format for e-IEC (Appendix 18B-1) as attached.
The concerned Regional Authorities (RA) of DGFT, after receipt of online applications complete in all respects, would process the documents/details as in the IEC application and communicate the decision regarding grant or refusal of IEC, through system generated sms on the registered mobile number of the applicant. Simultaneously, the system will also generate and send the e-IEC to the applicant through email; or as the case may be generate a rejection letter, conveying the grounds for rejection through email.
2. Effect of Public Notice:
A new format for issue of IEC numbers in electronic form i.e. e-IEC, based on online applications, is being introduced as Appendix 18B-1. Further, it is notified that decision regarding grant or refusal of IEC will be conveyed to the applicant through sms and system generated letter, on the registered email address of the applicant.
Director General of Foreign Trade
[F.No.01/93/1 80/20/AM-13/ PC-2(B)]