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Importer exporter code


IEC - Importer Exporter Code :

  • All entities that are either importing goods into India or are exporting goods out of India are required to obtain Importer Exporter code.

  • Application of IEC is required to be done with DGFT alongwith required forms and documents.

  • It normally takes 12 to 15 working days to get IEC number allotted.

  • IEC issued is valid for all the branches or factories of the importer/exporter mentioned in the certificate

  • Any additional place of business that needs IEC registration will need amendment of certificate and addition of such place in the same.

  • An important aspect is that the Permanent Account Number (PAN) and a certificate from company’s bankers is a pre-requisite for grant of an IEC. Only one IEC can be issued against a single PAN.

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