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What is Import Export Code?

IEC registration is required by a person for exporting or importing goods. It is a 10 digit code which is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). All businesses which are engaged in Import and Export of goods require registering Import Export Code. IE code has lifetime validity. Importers are not allowed to proceed without this code and exporters can’t take benefit of exports from DGFT, customs, Export Promotion Council, if they don’t have this code.
The IE Code must be quoted by importers while clearing customs. Also, banks require the importers IE Code while sending money abroad. For exporters, IE Code must be quoted while sending shipments. And banks require the exporters IE Code while receiving money from abroad.
Considering the recent trends in the business sector, a gradual shift of businesses is observed from the local market to the international market. To spread reach and conquer the international market, the import and export activities are undertaken which further requires the Import Export Code.

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  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Proprietor.
  • Copy of PAN card of the Proprietor
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card / Driving Licence / UID (Aadhar card) [any one of these].
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity / telephone bill
  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Managing Partner.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card / UID (Aadhar Card) / Driving Licence [any one of these] of the Managing Partner signing the application.
  • Copy of Pan Card of the Partnership Firm
  • Copy of Partnership Deed.
  • No Objection Certificate from other Partners / HUF.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity / telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A (I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the applicant entity and A/C No.
  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Director of the Company signing the application.
  • Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card / UID (Aadhar Card) / Driving Licence / PAN [any one of these] of the Director signing the application.
  • Certificate of incorporation as issued by the RoC
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Extract of Board Resolution in favour of the applicant.
  • Form 32 in the case of change of Directors and Form 18 in the case of change of registered office-whichever applicable.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity or telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2 A(I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the company and A/C No.
  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the signatory applicant / Secretary or Chief Executive.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page)/Voter’s I-Card / UID (Aadhar Card) / Driving Licence / PAN [any one of these] of the Secretary or Chief Executive / Managing Trustee signing the application.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity / telephone bill.
  • Registration Certificate of the Society / Copy of the Trust Deed.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the Registered Society or Trust and A/C No.
  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Karta.
  • Copy of PAN card of the Karta.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card / UID (Aadhar card) / Driving Licence [any one of these] of the Karta.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/leased or latest electricity / telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of applicant and A/C No.

Procedure for Import-Export Code

IEC Code helps you to grow your business from local market to international market and expand your product or service across the global.

Govt. of India always promote the export activity in India so through IEC Code Registration you can avail all the export scheme benefits from DGFT, Customs and Export Promotion Council.

IEC Code issued by the DGFT for the lifetime validity so you have not required renew every year so its a just one time cost of the registration.

IEC Code have no annual compliance like returns filings etc. Even you have not show anywhere the transactions.

IEC Code can be obtain by the individual person also, they have not required to register the legal entity.

On the basis of IEC, companies or firms can benefits and subsidies their exports/ imports from DGFT, Customs and export promotion council.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Most frequent questions and answers

Import Export Code more commonly known as IEC is a ten digit code number. It is given to an Importer or Exporter by Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. Any Entrepreneur who wishes to import something to India or export something from India requires an import export code. It has a permanent validity. There are certain benefits of this code. Though exporters need not necessarily apply for this code, however, they will miss out the otherwise provided benefits. Also, RBI is now making the mention of IEC code mandatory in bank account.
This code generally comes in play when you decide to expand your business globally. Code can be obtained on your name(in case of proprietorship) or on your company’s name. To register Import Export Code a proper procedure is followed. This registration is governed by The Foreign Trade Act, 1992.
However, obtaining a code doesn’t permit you to start importing or exporting. A License and other documents are also required. IEC code is just a requirement which provides certain benefits.

No. IE Code is not a tax registration. So no tax is levied based on IE Code during import or export of goods or services. However, customs duty maybe levied.

Any person who proposes to import or export goods and services from or to India must obtain IE Code. Moreover, individuals acting as Proprietors of a business can obtain IE Code Registration.

IE Code is not a mandatory registration, only importers and exporters of goods or services must have IE Code. Therefore, there is no penalty for not having IE Code; however, import / export will not be possible without an IE Code.

No. Returns need NOT be filed for IE Code.

IE Code is valid for a lifetime. No renewal is necessary.

After submitting all the requisite documents IEC is allotted within 1 Hour.

Just Share Your IEC Details to 8097468639, We will share Duplicate IEC within 1 Hour with Nominal Service Charge.
Note: if you had taken your IEC in physical process then you will have to re-apply for e-IEC with all the documents and DGFT will provide you certificate in new online format.

Just Share Your IEC Details to 8097468639, We will Modify details & will share Updated IEC within 1 Hour with Nominal Service Charge.
Note: if you had taken your IEC in physical process then you will have to re-apply for e-IEC with all the documents and DGFT will provide you certificate in new online format.

You will not need an IEC code under the following cases :

• Person exporting or importing goods for personal use and not for activities related to business.

• Persons exporting or importing goods to/from Nepal or Myanmar through Indo-Myanmar border areas, a value of which does not exceed Rs.25,000/- in a single assignment.

• Ministries or departments of central government do not require obtaining IEC.

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No, IEC will be issued in digital format only.

The data is automatically transmitted electronically on the day of issue of IEC.

Yes, Based on IEC and PAN, Customs generate BIN (Business Identification Number).

To cancel the IE code, you need to request/intimate for the same with the DGFT. This can be done online which is usually immediate basis. On receipt of such intimation, the issuing authority shall immediately cancel the same and electronically transmit it to DGFT for onward transmission to the Customs and Regional Authorities.