Importer Exporter Code

Import Export (IE) code is necessary registration for persons importing or exporting goods and services from India. The IE code is issued by Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. When released, IE Codes can be used by the entity throughout existence and no renewal or filing is required. Therefore, to get IE code, most organizations are recommended, even if they need it.

The IE code application should be done with the necessary supporting documents to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. Once, the application is submitted, the DGFT will release the IE code for the unit in 15 – 25 working days or less.

Reasons to enter IE Code

Importers require IE code

All importers of goods importing in India require IE code. The IE code should be cited when sanctioning the customs. In addition, importers need IE code to send banks abroad.

No Return Filing

The IE code does not need to fill any returns. Once, an IE code is issued, no other process is necessary to maintain the legitimacy of the IE code. Even if there are import or export transactions, there is no necessary filing for DGFT.

Exporters need IE code

All exporters exporting goods or services from India require IE code. The IE code should be quoted at the time of shipping. And while the banks receive money from abroad, exporters need IE code.

Proprietors can have IE Code

Even people who own a business can get IE code in their name. It is not necessary to include the business unit to get the IE code.

Lifetime - No Renewal

IE code is issued for the lifetime of the unit and its renewal is not required. Therefore, once the IE code is received, it can be used by that unit without any other hassle for all its import or export transactions.

Essential Documents for Important Export Codes

Import Export Code FAQ
Identity and business evidence
Identity proof such as ration card for promoters with authorized passport, driver’s license, Aadhar card, voter ID or photo to file IE code application. In case of legal entity or registered body, then partnership deed or incorporation certificate or registration certificate is required.

Essential Documents for Important Export Codes

According to the DGFT format, check with bank certificate or pre-recorded name of the applicant and account number was canceled. Bank certificates or canceled checks are used to verify that the applicant has an active current account in the bank in India.

Essential Documents for Important Export Codes

eMindsCA.com can help bring your business under imported Import Export Code (IE Code) to government processing time in 15 to 25 days.

Essential Documents for Important Export Codes

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Essential Documents for Important Export Codes

An eMindsCA.com Tax Expert will prepare your IE code application in the prescribed format with the necessary supporting documents and will receive your signature in the application.

Essential Documents for Important Export Codes

Once the application is ready, eMindsCA.com will submit the IE Code application to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade for further processing and allocation of the IE code.

Essential Documents for Important Export Codes

Once you verify the application and attached supporting documents, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade will allocate an IE code to your business.

BASIC

all inclusive fees

Rs.4500
  • Import Export Code Registration
  • Includes Government Fee
STANDARD

all inclusive fees

Rs.6500
  • Import Export Code Registration
  • Includes Government Fee
  • GST Registration
PREMIUM

all inclusive fees

Rs.9500
  • Import Export Code Registration
  • Includes Government Fee
  • GST Registration
  • RCMC Registration

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