Import Export Code
IEC registration is required by a person for exporting or importing goods. It is a 10 digit code which is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). All businesses which are engaged in Import and Export of goods require registering Import Export Code. IE code has lifetime validity. Importers are not allowed to proceed without this code and exporters can’t take benefit of exports from DGFT, customs, Export Promotion Council, if they don’t have this code.
IEC Documents In Respect Of Individual / Proprietor / Partner / Director
Copy of PAN Card
Passport size photograph
Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card
Authorization letter (In case of Partnership)
Authority from other Directors on letter head (In case of company)
Copy of Partnership deed (In case of Partnership)
Board Resolution/self declaration (In case of Company)
Telephone Bill in the name of the Individual (In case of individual)
Cancelled cheque of individual
What is Import Export Code ?
- IEC(Import Export Code) is known as many names such as importer exporter code, import export code, import export license, import export number, IE code, IEC license, IE license etc. In simple terms, IE CODE NO. is a 10 digit code which is provided by DGFT required for import export transactions. You can take IE code in your personal name or company name.
- An IEC number issued to applicant shall be valid for all its divisions/ units/ factories/ branches. IEC is valid for lifetime and there is no need to renew the same.
Features of Import Export Code
Taking your services or products to the international market will enlarge your businesses. IEC enable you to sell products outside India.
On the basis of IEC, companies or firms can benefits and subsidies their exports/ imports from DGFT, Customs and export promotion council.
Once you are done with IE Code Registration and submit all the required documents, IE Code is issued for the lifetime of the entity and requires no renewal.
No Return Filing
IE Code does not require filing of any return. Once, an IE Code is issued there are no further procedures required to maintain validity of the IE Code.
Individuals can have IE Code
Even individuals who are proprietors of a business can obtain IE Code in their name. It is not necessary to incorporate a business entity for obtaining IE Code.