IMPORT EXPORT CODE
The Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is a 10-digit unique identification number issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in India. It is mandatory for individuals or businesses involved in import or export activities. The IEC serves as a crucial identifier in international trade transactions, facilitating customs clearance, and enabling businesses to avail of various benefits and incentives. Obtaining an IEC involves a straightforward application process, typically requiring identity and address proof documentation. Once obtained, the IEC remains valid for the lifetime of the entity or individual, simplifying compliance with import and export regulations.