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Importer Exporter code popularly known as IEC Code is a business identification number which is mandatory for Exports and Imports. IEC Code is mandatory if anyone wants to do import to or export from India. IEC is a unique 10-digit code which is same as PAN of the entity. Only one IEC code can be issued against single PAN
Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), an attached office of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India issues IEC Code.
The following persons can apply for Importer Exporter code.
The following are the situations where IEC Code is required.
The following are the category of exporters who are required to take IEC
The following are the preferred sector of operations which the importer or exporter needs to select while applying for IEC Code
Earlier IEC registration is valid for lifetime. But w.e.f 12/02/2021, IEC code needs to be renewed every year between April to June. June 30 is due date for renewal of IEC Code
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