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Monday, August 10, 2020

Import Export Code or IE Code (10 digit number)

Import Export Code or IE Code (10 digit number)

Import Export Code or IE Code is required for undertaking import or export transactions and availing benefits under schemes like SEIS or MEIS.

Eligibility

All entities in India involved in the import or export of goods/services would be required to obtain IE Code from the Director General of Foreign Trade.

Requirements

To obtain IE Code from the DGFT, the applicant must submit copies of identity and address proof along with a proof of operational bank account in the name of the applicant.

Importer Exporter Code

Import Export (IE) Code is a registration required for persons importing or exporting goods and services from India. IE Code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. IE Code application must be made to the Directorate General of Foreign Trade along with the necessary supporting documents. Once, the application is submitted, DGFT will issue the IE Code for the entity in 15 - 20 working days or less.

Validity of IE Code

IE Code registration is a permanent registration which is valid for life time. Hence, there will be no hassles for updating, filing and renewal of IE Code registration. It is valid till the business exists or the registration is revoked or surrendered. Further, unlike tax registrations like GST registration or PF registration, the importer or exporter does not require to file any filings or follow any other compliance requirement like annual filing.

As IE code registration is one-time and require no additional compliance, it is recommended for all companies and LLPs to obtain IE code after incorporation.

IE Code Exemption

The following categories of persons are exempted from obtaining an IE Code:

  1. Importer and export by central government or agencies or undertakings for defense purpose or other specified list under Foreign Trade (exemption from application of rules in certain cases) Order, 1993.
  2. Import or Export of Goods for personal use.

RCMC Registration

Persons having Import Export code can apply for and obtain RCMC registration. Registration-Cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) is a certificate that validates an exporter dealing with products registered with an agency / organization that are authorised by the Indian Government. The certificate is issued for five years by the Export Promotional Councils or commodity board in India. An exporter desiring to obtain an RCMC has to declare his mainstream business in the application. This application would be submitted to the Export Promotion Council / Commodity Board relating to that line of business.

IE Code Application

More and more SMEs are becoming global in terms of doing business due to the growth in e-commerce platforms, cloud computing technology and strong logistics network. Today, a business in the India is easily able to sell its goods to a customer in USA through e-commerce platforms like Amazon or Alibaba. In this scenario, having an import export code (IE Code) becomes critical in terms of doing business. Any business in India that imports or exports goods and/or services would require an IE code. In this article, we look at the procedure for making an IE Code application in detail.

Import Export Code (IE Code) and GST registration

Before initiating an import of goods into India, an importer must ensure that the importing entity has GST registration and IE code – both of which are required to clear customs.

If an importer does not have both IE code and GST Registration, the goods will be stuck at the port and will start incurring demurrage charges or could be destroyed.

Validity of IE Code

IE Code registration is permanent registration which is valid for life time. Hence, there will be no hassles for updating, filing and renewal the IEC registration. It is valid till the business exists or the registration is not revoked or surrendered. Further, unlike tax registrations like GST registration or PF registration, the importer or exporter does not require to file any filings or follow any other compliance requirement like annual filing.

As IE code registration is one-time and require no additional compliance, it is recommended for all companies and LLPs to obtain IE code after incorporation.

Documents Required for IE Code Application

The following are the documents required for making an IE Code application in India.

Proprietorship      

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Proprietor.
  • Copy of PAN card of the Proprietor.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card / Driving Licence / UID (Aadhar card) (any one of these).
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental / Lease Agreement, in case office is rented / leased; or latest electricity / telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of applicant and A/C No.

Partnership firm   

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Managing Partner.
  • Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card / UID (Aadhar Card) / Driving Licence / PAN (any one of these) of the Managing Partner signing the application.
  • Copy of Partnership Deed.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental/Lease Agreement, in case office is rented / leased; or latest electricity / telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A (I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the applicant entity and A/C No.

LLP or Private Limited Company or Section 8 Company

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Designated Partner / Director of the Company signing the application.
  • Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card / UID (Aadhaar Card) / Driving Licence / PAN (any one of these) of the Managing Partner / Director signing the application.
  • Certificate of incorporation as issued by the RoC
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental / Lease Agreement, in case office is rented / leased; or latest electricity or telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2 A(I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the company and A/C Number.

Society or Trust   

Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the signatory applicant / Secretary or Chief Executive.

Copy of PAN card of the applicant entity.

Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card /UID (Aadhar Card) / Driving Licence / PAN (any one of these) of the Secretary or Chief Executive / Managing Trustee signing the application.

Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned; or Rental / Lease Agreement, in case office is rented/ leased; or latest electricity /telephone bill.

Registration Certificate of the Society / Copy of the Trust Deed

Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of the Registered Society or Trust and A/C No.

HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) 

  • Digital Photograph (3x3cms) of the Karta.
  • Copy of PAN card of the Karta.
  • Copy of Passport (first & last page) / Voter’s I-Card / UID (Aadhar card) / Driving Licence (any one of these) of the Karta.
  • Sale deed in case business premise is self-owned or Rental / Lease Agreement, in case office is rented / leased or latest electricity /telephone bill.
  • Bank Certificate as per ANF 2A(I) / Cancelled Cheque bearing preprinted name of applicant and A/C No.

In case the applicant cannot provide cancelled Cheque copy with pre-printed names, the following bank letter format would have to be obtained from the Banker:

IE Code Bank Letter Format (will be sent through email, if you need it)

IE Code Application Procedure

Once, all the above documents are available, the applicant can initiate the IE code application process on the DGFT website:

  • Step 1: Enter your PAN on login page and mention your valid Email and Mobile number.
  • Step 2: Complete the application and upload the documents required.
  • Step 3: Proceed for online payment and attach digital signature.
  • A sample IE code application is reproduced below with details that would be required to make an IE code application:

IE Code Application (will be sent through email)

On submission of application, IE code is usually issued with 5-7 working days, if no discrepancy is found in the IE code application.

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