Importer Exporter code(IEC) is a familiar term among those who are dealing in export/import business, as it is mandatorily required for doing export/import in India. It is required for all sorts of business models be it a company or an Individual. Importer Exporter code is a 10 digit number issued by DGFT-Director General of Foreign Trade , Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Only one IEC would be issued against a single PAN number. An IEC number allotted to an applicant shall be valid for all its branches / divisions / units / factories and there is no such requirement for its renewal.
An application for grant of IEC number shall be made by the Registered/Head Office of the applicant to the nearest Regional Authority of Directorate General of Foreign Trade, in ‘Aayaat Niryaat Form - ANF2A’ and shall be accompanied by documents prescribed therein. Once you submit the application to the department, complete in all respects then the department send you the certificate by registered post to the registered address.
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