Import Export Code

All businesses engaged in importing and exporting goods must have an Importer Exporter Code.

Data Check

We do a thorough check of the files you send in.

Receipt of License

The TIN will be issued within 15 days of the application.

Online Application

Our team will process your application online. We will also follow up with the department regularly till your code is issued.

₹2000

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is IE Code?
2. Why is IE Code required?
3. What is Merchandise export from India (MIES) scheme?
4. Who requires an Importer Exporter Code?
5. Is there any tax levied based on IE Code?
6. Can Export /Import be made without having an Importer Exporter Code?
7. Can individuals obtain IE Code?
8. What are the documents required for IEC registration?
9. How long does it take to obtain IE Code registration in India?
10. What is the penalty levied for not registering for IE code?
11. Can Export /Import of good and services be made without Importer Exporter Code ?
12. Does Custom department use IEC?

What is a Import Export Code?

Import Export (IE) Code is a 10 digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to Indian Companies. It is a registration required for persons importing or exporting goods and services from India.

It is mandatory for all importers to mention their IE Code while clearing customs when their goods arrive in India. Similarly, all exporters must mention their IE Code while exporting their goods from India. Additionally, the Reserve Bank of India has made it compulsory for all the traders to mention IE code while making a payment transfer to a foreign bank account. Therefore, the IE Code is essentially required for anyone involved in import or export in India.

IE Code once issued can be used by the entity throughout its existence and do not 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.