IEC

IEC Profile Management- FAQs

Custom Duty - Q 1. What is the technical requirement for filing an IEC? Ans. -Valid Digital Signatures Token -Valid PAN -Valid Mobile Number and Email ID. -Valid Address Details of Branch Office -Valid Bank Account in the name of IEC Holder -Valid Aadhar Card matching the details with PAN Card Q 2. How to apply for new […]...

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Digital Signature & e-Sign using Aadhaar for getting IEC

Custom Duty - Q 1. Why Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is required for getting IEC issued from DGFT? Ans. DSC has been re-introduced in IEC to strengthen the IEC issuance and modification processes. Q 2. What type of DSC tokens are allowed and what are the validations? Ans. We support Class-2 and Class-3 token. Both Individual and Organisation [&he...

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Import and Export Code (IEC)

Custom Duty - 1. Introduction to Import and Export Code (IEC). IEC is a 10 digit alphanumeric registration number issued by DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade). Every importer and exporter irrespective of form of business organization is required to obtain IEC. Import and export business are of critical importance for growth and development of ...

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Import Export Code Registration – FAQs

Custom Duty - Import Export Code (IEC) is a 10 digit code number, which is issued by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).It is required by any person who is into import/export business in the country. Importers merchant cannot import goods without the Import Export Code and similarly the exporter merchant cannot avail the benefits from DGFT [&...

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FAQs- Sanchit application For Import Export Users

Custom Duty - Q: What is eSanchit application? The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has launched eSanchit (e-Storage and Computerized Handling of Indirect Tax documents) for paperless processing, uploading of supporting documents and to facilitate the trading across Borders. It has already been made available to importers and export...

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DGFT allots IEC in 73 to 977 Years in advance

Custom Duty - Only one Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is allowed against a single Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by Department of Income Tax (Paragraph 2.9 of HBP). The IEC data indicates the genuineness of an exporter/ importer and determines his/her unique identity in the Trade and helps the regulatory agencies in tracking the holder in cases of...

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Only DGFT Empowered to Suspend & Cancel IEC Number

Siddharth Mandavia Vs Union of India and others (Bombay High Court) - Blocking of importer exporter code of the petitioner by any authority other than the Director General of Foreign Trade or by his authorized officer under section 8 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 would be unauthorized, unwarranted and without jurisdiction....

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Linking/ Registration of IECs in new revamped DGFT Online environment

Trade Notice No. 33/2020-21-DGFT - (28/10/2020) - i. The new platform is accessible through user-based IDs for applying online. All IEC holders are encouraged to create login IDs through an online registration process preferably well before the roll out of next phase of the platform in the 2-3 weeks. ii. For user ID creation, mobile number/email...

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Digital Signatures no more required for IEC application

trade notice no. 23/2018-19 - (04/09/2018) - Earlier in order to obtain IEC, DSC was mandatory for submitting e-IEC application, Since there were many difficulties in order to submit application through DSC ,DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade) vide public notice no 27 dated 08th August 2018 has removed DSC for submitting the applications ...

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Now you can Apply IEC online without DSC & Take Print of IEC

Public Notices No. 27/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3940(E)] - (08/08/2018) - Procedure for filling online application for IEC/ modification in IEC/e-IEC is laid down. IEC will henceforth be system generated & an applicant will have the facility of taking a print out of IEC. Further, a requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC appl. is done away...

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Govt amends Para 2.05 of HBPs related to Importer-Exporter Code

Notification No. 24/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3941(E)] - (08/08/2018) - Central Government hereby amends and revises the provision in Para 2.05 of the Foreign Trade policy (2015-20) on Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) and procedure is shifted to para 2.08 of Handbook of Procedures vide Notification No. 24/2015-2020 dated: 08 August, 2018....

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Online IEC applications – Revised Guideline

Trade Notice No. 23/2018-19-DGFT - (08/08/2018) - Following the integration of PAN web service of CBDT with DGFT's web server and automatic system based verification of PAN details with PAN database of CBDT, requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC applications is being done away with and Para 2.08 and 2.14 on IEC have been accordingly r...

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Only DGFT Empowered to Suspend & Cancel IEC Number

Siddharth Mandavia Vs Union of India and others (Bombay High Court)

Blocking of importer exporter code of the petitioner by any authority other than the Director General of Foreign Trade or by his authorized officer under section 8 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 would be unauthorized, unwarranted and without jurisdiction....

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Linking/ Registration of IECs in new revamped DGFT Online environment

Trade Notice No. 33/2020-21-DGFT (28/10/2020)

i. The new platform is accessible through user-based IDs for applying online. All IEC holders are encouraged to create login IDs through an online registration process preferably well before the roll out of next phase of the platform in the 2-3 weeks. ii. For user ID creation, mobile number/email ids will be a mandatorily required. The...

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IEC Profile Management- FAQs

Q 1. What is the technical requirement for filing an IEC? Ans. -Valid Digital Signatures Token -Valid PAN -Valid Mobile Number and Email ID. -Valid Address Details of Branch Office -Valid Bank Account in the name of IEC Holder -Valid Aadhar Card matching the details with PAN Card Q 2. How to apply for new […]...

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Digital Signature & e-Sign using Aadhaar for getting IEC

Q 1. Why Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) is required for getting IEC issued from DGFT? Ans. DSC has been re-introduced in IEC to strengthen the IEC issuance and modification processes. Q 2. What type of DSC tokens are allowed and what are the validations? Ans. We support Class-2 and Class-3 token. Both Individual and Organisation [&he...

Read More
Posted Under: DGFT |

Import and Export Code (IEC)

1. Introduction to Import and Export Code (IEC). IEC is a 10 digit alphanumeric registration number issued by DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade). Every importer and exporter irrespective of form of business organization is required to obtain IEC. Import and export business are of critical importance for growth and development of ...

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Posted Under: DGFT |

Import Export Code Registration – FAQs

Import Export Code (IEC) is a 10 digit code number, which is issued by the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).It is required by any person who is into import/export business in the country. Importers merchant cannot import goods without the Import Export Code and similarly the exporter merchant cannot avail the benefits from DGFT [&...

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FAQs- Sanchit application For Import Export Users

Q: What is eSanchit application? The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has launched eSanchit (e-Storage and Computerized Handling of Indirect Tax documents) for paperless processing, uploading of supporting documents and to facilitate the trading across Borders. It has already been made available to importers and export...

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New way for getting Online IEC Application (New/Modification)

Earlier, we have to file physical application and documents for getting IEC. Lot of times consumed by physical mode and also it was cumbersome procedure. But, today is the era of Digitisation. Now, all the information’s and facilities are available online in easy way. It saves both the time and money and increases the chances […]...

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Steps by step process to Apply for Import Export Code Online (IEC) 

How to Apply for Import Export Code Online (IEC) — Know the Process Step by Step An Import Export (IEC) Code is a 10-digit number given to that person who do import or export goods and services from abroad which provided by Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). IEC is a code allotted on Individual PAN Number […]...

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Procedure for Import Export Code (IEC) Registration

An IEC is necessary for Import or Export of goods. The first requirement before you start an Import or Export business in India is to obtain an IEC. IEC Code is unique 10 Digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The PAN based IEC Registration Certificate […]...

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Import Export Code Registration

In the era of Globalization, now the customer market has been shifted from local territory/Country to worldwide market. Where the trader/Service provider has been given equal opportunity to expand its market worldwide. Now, the government is focusing to make India an Export Oriented Country instead of an Import Oriented approach. The Gove...

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Incorrect Data in certain IECs

The Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has recently issued a Trade Notice No. 39/2019-20 dated 19 November 2019 to highlight Incorrect Data in certain IECs (Import Export Code number). Please find below synopsis of Trade notice for your reference: On analysis of the DGFT IEC database, it has been observed that there are certain da...

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All about Import Export Code (IEC) registration

Import Export (IE) Code is a registration required for persons importing or exporting goods and services from India. IE Code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. Without IEC no person is allowed to export or import goods. Certain category of importers and e...

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How to apply Importer and Exporter Code in 8 Simple Steps

Any person who wants to import or export any goods needs to first acquire an Importer and Exporter code (IEC) before importing or exporting such goods. IEC is issued by Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and can be applied online by following this simple procedure. 1. Visit https://dgft.gov.in/ 2. Click on Services 3. In [&hellip...

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Advisory for Simplified Auto Registration at ICEGATE

In a bid to simplify auto registration for the IEC holders, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs ( CBIC ) has informed that the IEC holders can register with the Goods and Services Tax Identification Number (GSTIN). It was said that no Digital Signature is required for the same. The facility is now […]...

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Digital Signatures no more required for IEC application

trade notice no. 23/2018-19 (04/09/2018)

Earlier in order to obtain IEC, DSC was mandatory for submitting e-IEC application, Since there were many difficulties in order to submit application through DSC ,DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade) vide public notice no 27 dated 08th August 2018 has removed DSC for submitting the applications with a view to automate the process of [...

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Recent amendments by DGFT in IEC registration process?

Export-import entities have been encountering numerous difficulties in the entire process of IEC registration and IEC modification due to, inter alia, technical glitches such as internet browser errors and disrupted browser settings of DSCs (digital signs). In order to cope with the abovementioned hitches, the Directorate General of Forei...

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All New Process of Applying Import And Export Code

 Q 1. What is the technical requirement for filing an Import And Export Code (IEC)? Ans: (i) A valid PAN (ii) Valid Mobile Number and Email (iii) Scanned copy of the documents to be Q 2. How to apply for new IEC application? Ans: On the DGFT website under Quick links select Apply for New […]...

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Now you can Apply IEC online without DSC & Take Print of IEC

Public Notices No. 27/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3940(E)] (08/08/2018)

Procedure for filling online application for IEC/ modification in IEC/e-IEC is laid down. IEC will henceforth be system generated & an applicant will have the facility of taking a print out of IEC. Further, a requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC appl. is done away...

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Govt amends Para 2.05 of HBPs related to Importer-Exporter Code

Notification No. 24/2015-2020-DGFT [S.O. 3941(E)] (08/08/2018)

Central Government hereby amends and revises the provision in Para 2.05 of the Foreign Trade policy (2015-20) on Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) and procedure is shifted to para 2.08 of Handbook of Procedures vide Notification No. 24/2015-2020 dated: 08 August, 2018....

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Online IEC applications – Revised Guideline

Trade Notice No. 23/2018-19-DGFT (08/08/2018)

Following the integration of PAN web service of CBDT with DGFT's web server and automatic system based verification of PAN details with PAN database of CBDT, requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC applications is being done away with and Para 2.08 and 2.14 on IEC have been accordingly revised....

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Stepping into international market? Know requirements here!

The business once expanded in the Indian Market needs to step into international market to churn out more financial benefits from the business. Today, thousands of businesses in every country wholly or partially depend on the export of goods to cater their financial needs and rewards. ...

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DGFT notifies amended procedure for modification in IEC

Public Notice No. 58/2015-2020-DGFT (05/02/2018)

When an IEC holder seeks modification/ change of Head Office/ Registered Office address in its IEC and which involves a shift in its jurisdictional RA, a request to that effect will have to be made to the new RA, to whose jurisdiction the applicant is shifting its office. ...

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Import Export code (IEC) application under GST regime

Introduction: This article discusses in detail about application for Import Export code(IEC) application under GST regime. Query: We applied for IEC in the month of July 2017 & paid the fee but we didn’t submitted documents. Before submitting document, a notification came saying that now PAN will be IEC. So do we still need to [...

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Import-Export Code: An Initial Step for every –Importer & Exporter in India

Every Person who is going to start a business of Import or Export in India is required to get his PAN based Import-Export Code (IEC) from Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), whether a person is willing to export his goods and services outside India or he is willing to import his goods or service from outside India....

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IEC to Be Abolished; GSTIN to be in Future

For the existing IEC holders, necessary changes in the system are being carried out by DGFT so that their PAN becomes their IEC. DGFT system will undertake this migration and the existing IEC holders are not required to undertake any additional exercise in this regard....

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How to obtain Importer Exporter Code (IEC) Number

An application for grant of IEC number shall be made by Registered/Head Office of applicant and apply to nearest Regional Authority of DGFT...

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Instruction on applications for IEC / modification in IEC –regd.

Trade Notice No. 18/2016 (12/02/2016)

Trade Notice No. 18/2016 s IEC applications in manual mode will only be accepted till 31.3.2016, henceforth applicants seeking IEC through manual mode are required to submit their application in the format notified vide Public Notice no 58 dated 1.2.2016 along with signatory applicant’s photograph and only the two documents, as indicate...

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DGFT requests Exporters of services to voluntarily obtain IEC

Trade Notice No.13/2015-20 (15/01/2016)

Trade Notice No.13/2015-20 all those exporters of services who do not possess IEC are urged to voluntarily obtain IEC from Regional Authorities of (RAs) of DGFT. All trade and industry chambers are requested to impress upon their members (exporters of services) to voluntarily obtain IEC and use it while effecting export /import of servic...

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Importer Exporter Code (IEC)

Importer Exporter Code IEC Code is unique 10 digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. As per the Foreign Trade Policy no import or export shall be made by any person without obtaining an IEC unless specifically exempted. ...

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DGFT allots IEC in 73 to 977 Years in advance

Only one Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is allowed against a single Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by Department of Income Tax (Paragraph 2.9 of HBP). The IEC data indicates the genuineness of an exporter/ importer and determines his/her unique identity in the Trade and helps the regulatory agencies in tracking the holder in cases of...

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Posted Under: DGFT |

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