IMPORT EXPORT REGISTRATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS.
The Importer -Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which is mandatory for Exports or Imports. No person shall make any import or export except under an IEC Number granted by the DGFT. In case of import or export of services or technology, the IEC shall be required only when the service or technology provider is taking benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy or is dealing with specified services or technologies
The nature of the firm obtaining an IEC may be any of the follows- "Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, Limited Company, Trust, HUF and Society." Consequent upon introduction of GST, IEC number is the same as the PAN of the firm. The IEC would be separately issued by DGFT.
What is the use of IEC certificate?
A person/entity cannot export or import without obtaining an IEC unless specifically exempted
What is the use of iec code?
Import Export Codes are important for importers at the time when shipments get cleared from customs and when funds are sent overseas. For exporters, it is essential when money is transferred to their bank accounts and when sending in their shipments.
What is the benefits of IEC certificate?
IEC code has huge benefit for importers as well as exporters. The registered business entities would be able to avail benefits in form of subsidies or otherwise declared by the Customs, Export Promotion Council or other authorities. After filing LUT under GST, the exporters can make exports without payment of taxes.