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Import Export Code (IEC)

Import Export Code (also known as IEC) is a 10-digit identification numeral that is issued by the DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade), Department of Commerce, Government of India. It is also called as Importer Exporter Code. Companies and businesses must obtain this code to start a company that contracts with import and export in the Indian Territory. It is not possible to deal with export or import business without this code. IEC is mandatory for the export and import of goods and services, Apply Online. Start your import-export business.

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Documents required for Import Export Code


  • Pan Card
  • Cancel Cheque
  • Aadhar Card
  • Incorporation Certificate(In Case Of Company or LLP)
  • Partnership Deed (In case of Partnership)
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WHEN IEC CODE REQUIRED?

Customs authorities need it to clear shipments during imports.

The bank needs it to transfer the money when imports are made.

Similarly during export the shipments the IEC is required.

Frequently asked questions
Any person/company dealing in international trade of export and import of goods and services need to register for IE code.
IE code is not a tax registration. However, certain customs duty may be levied depending on the product.
No. IEC is a mandatory document for recognition by the govt. of India as exporter / importer of goods and services. However, if the value of goods is too low, the customs authorities may permit first export by imposing nominal charges which is highly unlikely to happen.
Anyone who is acting as sole proprietor of a business can obtain IE code registration.
A single business owner can get only one license.
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