How to link Importer Exporter Code (IEC) with DGFT?

Master the essential step of linking your IEC with the DGFT. This guide simplifies the process, outlines key documents, and highlights its importance for your Indian export success.

The Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric code that serves as the identity number for your import and export business in India. Issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), it's mandatory for any entity involved in international trade activities. The best part? This code remains valid for your business's lifetime.

Just like a passport unlocks travel opportunities, your IEC code is the key to Indian import and export activities. Not only is it mandatory, but an updated code opens doors to DGFT benefits and schemes. Don't forget to keep your details current on the DGFT website – an inactive code can halt your operations and leave you missing valuable support!

Documents you'll need for linking your IEC

Here's what you'll need to have handy to link your IEC with the DGFT:

  • PAN: Your business's Permanent Account Number.
  • Contact details: A registered email address and phone number for receiving OTPs.
  • Digital Signature Certificate (DSC): This acts as your electronic signature for online transactions.
  • Aadhaar details: Your valid Aadhaar number and other required information for e-sign authentication.

Linking your IEC with DGFT: A Simplified Guide

  1. Head to the DGFT website: Register if you're new, or simply log in if already registered.
  2. Click "Link IEC" on the homepage.
  3. Enter your 10-digit IEC number.
  4. Verify using Aadhaar-based OTP or your registered Digital Signature Certificate (DSC).

Voila! Your IEC is now linked. You can view details, modify your profile, and even print the certificate. Plus, you unlock access to DGFT benefits and schemes!

Taking the initiative to link your IEC with the DGFT unlocks a treasure trove of advantages. Remember:

  • Double-check the DGFT website for any potential updates in the procedure.
  • Keep your login credentials and other details secure.
  • Explore the various resources and services available on the DGFT website to maximize your export potential.

With your IEC seamlessly linked, you're now equipped to navigate the exciting world of exports with greater ease and efficiency. Remember, continuous learning, adaptation, and proactive engagement with resources are key to achieving sustainable success in the global market. So, set sail on your export adventure with confidence, knowing that the DGFT serves as your valuable partner in growth!

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