IEC Import Code
A 10 digit code, which is issued to the companies by the Director General of Foreign Trade, Government of India, Ministry of Commerce. It is mandatory for any entity or person to carry on with the export and import business.
Full Form: - It stands for "Importer Exporter Code.
IEC Code Number Notification: - The Importer Exporter Code Number is issued by the policy circular no.15 which in turn is issued by the DGFT.
Eligibility: - The entire list of eligibility criteria, conditions and legal provisions to avail the IEC code is found in Foreign Trade Rules, Notification No. GSR 791 (E), dated 30-12-1993 issued by the Ministry of Commerce in 1993.How to Apply:
The application form called the "ANF2A" is available in PDF and Word format. The submission of the Appendix-18B is obl
Validity of the code: Appendix 18B declares the validity of the IEC number allocated to an applicant.
Duplicate Copy: In case of misplacement or loss, request for the duplicate copy of the IEC number has to be made to the issuing authority accompanied with an affidavit.
Surrender: The owner can surrender his IEC number to the issuing authority which will be instantly cancelled by it. The issuing authority will transmit it automatically to DGFT so that it can be further transmitted to r
Filing of application: Applications can be filed on the DGFT website. Every application should be complete in every and each respect failing which it will be rejected. The application can be submitted in MS word format.
Importer/ Exporter Profile: The Part 1 of the application needs the profile of the exporter/ importer and the same is registered to the regional authority. In the case of any change in the above mentioned information, the same should be immediately intimated to the regional authority.