IEC - Import Export Code
Importer Exporter Code (IEC or IE Code) is a registration required for persons importing or exporting goods and services from India.
What is Importer Exporter Code?
Considering the recent trends in the business sector, a gradual shift of businesses is observed from the local market to the international market. To spread reach and conquer the international market, the import and export activities are undertaken which further requires the Import Export Code.
Import Export Code is a 10 digit unique code allotted to the business entities that allow imports and exports. The code is allotted by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) to the applicants.
Register for IEC code online comes with one-time registration and lifetime validity. The process for import export code registration has become simpler with online IEC application supported by a few documents.
BENEFITS Benefits of Importer Exporter Code
Documents required for online Import Export code registration
For a company/partnership, PAN card of the Director/Partner is a must
When is IEC code required?
For Import and Export of Goods from India
For Import and Export of Services from India
To clear the shipment while making an Import or Export
Obtain IEC in 3 Simple Steps
*Subject to Government processing time
Process for IEC registration
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|Parameters||Importer Exporter Code||GST Registration||Professional Tax Registration||Shop & Establishments Registration||Proprietorship Firm|
|Applicable To||All importers and exporters||Businesses exceeding prescribed threshold for turnover||Applicability defers based on State Act||Applicability defers based on State Act||All Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises|
|Regulatory body||Central Government||State and Central Government||State Government||Municipal Corporation||Municipal Corporation|