All businesses engaged in importing and exporting goods must have an Importer Exporter Code
We do a thorough check of the files you send in
Our team will process your application online. We will also follow up with the department regularly till your code is issued
The TIN will be issued within 15 days of the application
An Importer Exporter Code is a unique 10-digit code, which is requisite for every import/export business owner in India. The code is issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and needs no filing or renewal. IEC is required by importers to clear customs and shipment, and to transfer money to foreign banks. Exporters require IEC to send shipments and receive money from foreign banks. In short, no importer/exporter can operate in India without getting the IEC.
1. The IEC registration helps traders open the doors to venture into the global market, including registration in online e-commerce operators.
2. Businesses can avail government schemes like Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), Service Export from India Scheme (SEIS) and others from Customs and Export Promotion
3. No compliance requirements pos registration and hence maintaining the business is relatively simple
4. The process of obtaining IEC is not tedious and can be obtained with minimal, basic documents.
The following is the simple online IEC registration procedure.
Step 1: The online IEC application form in the format Aayaat Niryaat Form no. 2A is filed with the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. Alternatively, it could also be done offline at the Regional office of DGFT.
Step 2: All the required documents, including bank details and DSC, have to be submitted
Step 3: Next, the Import Export code will be allotted and the application will be processed further
Step 4: Once the documents and application are verified by the authorities, the import export license will be granted as a soft copy to the entity.
Any type of business registration: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Private Limited and Charitable organization dealing with the export and import of goods should register for Importer Exporter Goods.
Any type of business registration: sole proprietorship, partnership, private limited companies, charitable organizations dealing with import and exports of goods can register for import-export code, irrespective of the size. However, IE code is not required for Import/export of goods for personal use, which is not connected with trade, manufacture or agriculture. There is no need for a business set up.
Following permanent IEC numbers shall be used by non-commercial PSUs and categories of importers/exporters mentioned against them for import/export purposes.
|S.No||Code Number||Categories of Importers / Exporters|
|1||0100000011||All Ministries / Departments of Central Government and agencies wholly or partially owned by them.|
|2||0100000029||All Ministries / Departments of any State Government and agencies wholly or partially owned by them.|
|3||0100000037||Diplomatic personnel, Counselor officers in India and officials of UNO and its specialised agencies.|
|4||0100000045||Indians returning from / going abroad and claiming benefit under Baggage Rules.|
|5||0100000053||Persons / Institutions / Hospitals importing or exporting goods for personal use, not connected with trade or manufacture or agriculture.|
|6||0100000061||Persons importing/exporting goods from/to Nepal|
|7||0100000070||Persons importing/exporting goods from/to Myanmar through Indo-Myanmar border areas|
|9||0100000096||Importers importing goods for display or use in fairs/exhibitions or similar events under provisions of ATA Carnet. This IEC number can also be used by importers importing for exhibitions/fairs as per Para 2.29 of HBPv1.|
|10||0100000100||Director, National Blood Group Reference Laboratory, Bombay or their authorized offices.|
|11||0100000126||Individuals / Charitable Institution / Registered NGOs importing goods, which have been exempted from Customs duty under Notification issued by Ministry of Finance for bonafide use |
by victims affected by natural calamity.
|12||0100000134||Persons importing/exporting permissible goods as notified from time to time, from/to China through Gunji, Namgaya Shipkila and Nathula ports, subject to value ceilings of single consignment as given in Para 2.8(iv) above.|
|13||0100000169||Non-commercial imports and exports by entities who have been authorized by Reserve Bank of India.|
Commercial Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) who have obtained PAN will, however, be required to obtain the Import Export Code number. The permanent IEC number as mentioned above shall be used by non-commercial PSUs.
Once registered the Import Export Code is permanent and becomes valid for lifetime. Hence, there is absolutely no need for renewal or update. It lasts until the business ceases to exist or the registration is surrendered. Also, the business does not have to do any monthly or annual filings like GST, PF, etc.
RCMC is Registration-cum-Membership Certificate issued by the Export Promotion Council body under the Govt of India. RCMC is required for businesses that deal with the export of restricted products, and those seeking concessions under Foreign Trade Policy like duty withdraw.
Our professionals will execute the Import Export code registration process smoothly online at best rates. The whole process will take about ten days.
|Importer-Exporter Code||Shops & Establishments Act||Professional Tax Registration|
Who It's For
|Importers & exporters||All businesses||All employers|
When You Need It
|For any imports or exports||Within 30 days of operations||Within 30 days of operations|
Returns to be Filed
|Directorate General of Foreign Trade||Municipal Corporation||State Government||Know More »||Know More »|