DGFT launches facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code (IEC)

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Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) vide Trade Notice No. 02/2018-19 dated April 11th, 2018 launched facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) application. It has come to the notice of DGFT that even after issuance of IEC, data transmitted by DGFT is not accepted by ICEGATE (Customs) due to transmission errors. As a result, the IEC holder is unable to export or import using this lEC.

Therefore, for early detection of such cases and timely resolution of such cases, a facility has been created to check the current status of IEC application and status of IEC transmission to ICEGATE.

The facility to check status of Import Export Code(lEC) application can be accessed from DGFT website using Online Application -> IEC -> Know your IEC Status or directly from link.

PAN Number and first three letters of Firm Name can be entered to check the status. Based on the status displayed, action to be taken as mentioned below:

S No Status Action to be taken
1. Application has been received in the DGFT Wait for 4 days for processing by RA
2. IEC application rejected Please re-submit the application after complying with the deficiencies raised by the RA. There will be no need to pay the fee again.
3. IEC transmitted to ICEGATE, yet to be accepted by ICEGATE Wait for 3 days for IEC to be successfully accepted by ICEGATE
4. IEC successfully registered a DGFT and accepted by ICEGA TE IEC ready for use

Read more at: http://dgft.gov.in/Exim/2000/TN/TN18/Trade%20notice%2002.pdf