Import Export Code (IEC) is a registration required for persons importing or exporting goods and services from India. IEC is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. IEC is life time registration and doesn't require any renewal or filing. Therefore, it is recommended for most organizations to obtain IE Code, irrespective of if they need it at the moment.
Importer Exporter Code application must be made to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade along with the necessary supporting documents. Once, the application is submitted, DGFT will issue the IE Code for the entity in 3 to 7 working days or less.
Mandatory Requirements to apply for IEC Code Number