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Import Export Code Registration
Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a 10-digit code issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in India to entities or individuals involved in importing or exporting goods and services from India. The IEC code is mandatory for all importers and exporters, and it is used as a key identification number while clearing customs for importing or exporting goods. The IEC code is unique to each business or individual, and it is valid for a lifetime, unless cancelled or surrendered.
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Overview of Import Export Code Registration
Import Export (IE) Code is a 10-digit code that is required for persons importing or exporting goods and services from or to India. So, an importer cannot import without the IE Code & an exporter cannot avail of the benefits of various exporter-friendly schemes of DGFT, export promotion council & customs, without the IE Code. IE Code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. IE Code is valid for all divisions/units/branches etc.
IE Code application must be made to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade along with the necessary supporting documents. Once, the application is submitted, DGFT will issue the IE Code for the entity in 15 – 20 working days or less. It is advisable to take the IE Code irrespective of no requirement at the moment. In the following cases, the requirement of IE Code arises:
• For clearing shipments.
• When the importer sends money abroad through the ban.
• When the exporter sends the shipment.
• When the exporter receives money in his bank account.
In the following cases, IE Code is not required:
• Traders registered under GST.
• Goods exported or imported for personal purposes.
• Government of India Departments & Ministries.
• Notified charitable institutions.
Advantages of Import Export Code Registration
|Lifetime Validity||IE Code is issued for the lifetime of the entity and requires no renewal. So once an IE Code is obtained, it can be used by that entity for all its import or export transactions without any further hassles.|
|Benefits under Various Schemes||The Holder of IE Code can take benefit of various schemes like SEIS, MEIS, etc. & benefits from DGFT, customs & export promotion council.|
|Not Necessary Business Entity||DGFT does not specify any requirement that only a business entity can take IE Code. Rather Proprietors can also take IE Code in their name.|
|No Compliances||IE Code does not require the filing of any return. Once, an IE Code is issued there are no further procedures required to maintain the validity of the IE Code. Even if import or export transactions occur, there are no filings required to DGFT.|
|Easier Processing||It is easier to obtain IE code from DGFT within 10-15 days after the submission of application. It is not required to show proof of any import or export to get IE code.|
|Expand Business||IEC helps you to take your product or services to the international market and expand your businesses.|
|Facilitates Import And Export||Whether you’re an importer or exporter, it is necessary to have an IE code for all the transactions. Banks also require IE code to process money against the transaction.|
|Legal Protection||Once the IEC number gets generated the owner has the legal protection from getting penalized and other consequences|
|National Validity||The IEC, once issued, is valid throughout the county, in all your branches or factories. It needs to be quoted while your goods go through customs and while sending money abroad or receiving money from abroad.|
Step 1: IEC Code Registration: Legal Suvidha Providers can help your business obtain the Import Export Code (IE Code) in 15 to 20 working days, subject to Government processing time.
Step 2: Application Preparation: A Legal Suvidha Providers Expert will prepare your IE Code Application in the prescribed format along with the necessary supporting documents and obtain your signature in the application.
Step 3: Application Processing: Once the application is prepared, Legal Suvidha Providers will submit the IE Code Application in the required Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A (ANF 2A) format to the Regional Authority of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the region where the registered office of the company is situated or the IEC Application can be submitted online at the DGFT Official Website.
Step 4: IE Code Allotment: Once the application and the attached supporting documents are verified, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade will allow an IE Code for your business.
1. Passport size photograph
2. Copy of PAN Card
3. Identity Proof (Election ID / Adhaar Card / Passport / Driving License)
4. Sale Deed (in case of the business premise is self-owned)
5. Certificate of Incorporation (in case of Company)
6. Rental/Lease Agreement (In case of rented/leased)
7. Bank Certificate (in case the canceled cheque is not available)
8. Copy of Partnership deed (In case of Partnership)
9. Board Resolution/self-declaration (In case of Company)
10. List of partners or directors in case of partnership firm/Limited Liability Partnership firm or Company respectively along with their residential address, ID proof, passport size photograph, and PAN card.
FAQ's Import Export Code Registration :-
IEC stands for Importer Exporter Code. It is used in Importing and Exporting goods to and from India. No export shall be made by any person without and IEC number unless specifically exempted.
Yes, as per Government law, PAN is mandatory for getting IEC number. A photocopy of the PAN card has to be submitted along with the application.
Yes, you can get an IEC number without a PAN card, if you have a PAN allotment letter form IT Department.
No, you can get only one IEC number from a single PAN card.
You may surrender the original IEC by fulfilling all pending Liabilities and filing a declaration to IEC issuing that no obligation/Liability is pending against him for any office of DGFT.
Companies can obtain various benefits on their exports/imports from DGFT, Customs, and Export promotion council, etc.
It is mandatory to have an IEC number for importing goods.
All importers must mention their IE Code while clearing customs when their goods arrive in India. All exporters must mention their IE Code while exporting their goods and services from India. Additionally, now RBI requests person importing or exporting services to also mention IE Code in foreign remittances in a bank account. Therefore, the IE Code is required for anyone involved in import or export in India.
Can a Public Limited Company/Private Limited Company/Partnership obtain different IEC's for different concerns owned by it?
No, however, the name of each concern owned by such a company may be included in the IEC of the firm in whose name PAN card exists.
No, IEC is a permanent document issued to the Importer/Exporter only once and the same is not item based.
No, you cannot apply for duplicate IEC number online.
An application must be made in the Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A (ANF 2A) format to the Regional Authority of the (DGFT) in the region where the registered office of the company is situated.
The DGFT has provided an online filing facility for obtaining IEC and other authorizations.
A 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 the central government.
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