Before you start import/export , obtaining an IEC(Import Export Code) is a prequisite. This is a unique 10-digit number that will help you in establishing your identity in front of the Authorities. An IEC is necessary for import/export of goods. It is also, required if you are providing services outside India. Cleartax will help you obtain your IEC without a hassle.
Import Export Code Number is unique 10 digit code number issued by Government of India. If a person is interested in making imports & exports, then it is mandatory for him to apply for Import Export Code Number (IEC).
IEC forms the primary document for recognition by Government of India as an Exporter/Importer. On the basis of IEC, companies can obtain various benefits on their exports/imports from DGFT, Customs, Export Promotion Council etc.
No. IEC forms a primary document for recognition by Govt. of India as Exporter / Importer. However, if value of goods is very low, the concerned customs officer may permit first export (only one time) by imposing penal charges.
Digital signature is used to validate online document submission. From 1st April, 2016, it is mandatory to validate the form and other documents using a digital signature. Click here to obtain your class II digital signature with 2 years validity.
Normal time to register an Importer / Exporter Code in India is 10 working days time.
The service is state specific in case you need a shop license and will be rendered only in specific cities being Mumbai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Surat, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Pune and Delhi.