Are you looking to expand your business globally? Fastlegal offers hassle-free Import Export Code (IEC) registration to help streamline your international trade operations.

Our expert guidance ensures compliance with all IEC regulations, so you can focus on growing your business.

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What is IE Code (Import Export Code)

Import Export Code (IEC) is a 10-digit code required for businesses that engage in international trade. It is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. IEC is mandatory for any import/export activity and is a crucial document for clearing customs and availing benefits from the government. Fastlegal provides hassle-free IEC registration services, ensuring compliance with all regulations, and streamlining your international trade operations. Let us help you expand your business globally with our expert guidance and support.

Importance Of the IE Code (Import Export Code) Registration

To open a current account, the following documents are required;

  • Enables International Trade: IEC is mandatory for businesses to engage in import/export activities, enabling easy access to international markets.
  • Government Benefits: IEC enables businesses to avail various government benefits, such as subsidies, duty exemption, and more.
  • Faster Customs Clearance: IEC ensures smooth customs clearance, reducing operational costs and minimizing delays in shipment clearance.
  • Facilitates Bank Transactions: IEC is required for businesses to make international transactions, facilitating ease of doing business.
  • Establishes Credibility: Having an IEC adds to a business’s credibility, establishing trust among customers and stakeholders.
  • Increased Revenue: With IEC, businesses can expand their customer base and increase revenue, as it enables access to global markets and facilitates international transactions.

Checklist for IE Code Application

  • PAN Card: The business must have a valid Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by the Income Tax Department.
  • Bank Account: The business must have a current account with a bank authorized by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
  • Authorized Signatory: The business must have an authorized signatory who can sign the IEC application on behalf of the company.
  • Business Registration: The business must be registered with the appropriate authority, such as the Registrar of Companies (ROC) or the Registrar of Firms.

Documents required for IE Code Registration

  • PAN Card: A copy of the PAN card is mandatory for IEC registration, as it serves as proof of identity and address.
  • Business Registration: The business must provide a copy of the registration certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies (ROC) or the Registrar of Firms.
  • Bank Account: A copy of the bank statement of the current account held by the business with an authorized bank must be provided.
  • Address Proof: A copy of the address proof of the business, such as the electricity bill or lease agreement, must be provided.
  • Authorized Signatory: A copy of the authorized signatory’s ID proof, such as the Aadhar card or passport, must be provided.
  • Digital Signature Certificate (DSC): The IEC application must be signed using a valid DSC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any business that engages in import/export activities needs to obtain an IEC.

The IEC can be obtained within 5-7 working days after the submission of the application and all required documents.

Yes, IEC registration is mandatory for businesses engaging in international trade.

Yes, an individual can apply for an IEC for their business.

The IEC is valid for the lifetime of the business and does not require renewal.

Yes, an IEC can be modified or cancelled by submitting the necessary documents and application to the DGFT.

No, a separate IEC must be obtained for each branch or location of the business engaged in import/export activities.

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