Importer Exporter Code
To facilitate trade and to avoid separate registration of importers and exporters at various custom houses under the Indian Customs EDI system, Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade on behalf of Government of India to any bonafide person/ company for carrying out import/export. IEC is 10 digit code, PAN is prerequisite for IEC, only one IEC would be issued against a single PAN number.
Procedure to Obtain Importer Exporter Code
1. An application must be made in the 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.
2. All the necessary proofs to be submitted online while making application. Signed and stamped physical documents to be submitted at Department for verification.
3. On successful verification of Documents IEC will be issued to applicant.