Amendment in Para 2.08 of the Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020.

Notification No: Public Notice No. 27/2015-2020
Notification Date: 2018-08-08
Issuing Authority: DGFT-Public Notice
Subject: Amendment in Para 2.08 of the Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020.

To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, Section-3, Sub-Section (II)

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Department of Commerce

Directorate General of Foreign Trade

 

Public Notice No. 27/2015-2020

New Delhi, Dated: 08 August, 2018

 

Subject: Amendment in Para 2.08 of the Handbook of Procedure 2015-2020.

 

S.O. (E): In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby amends the following provision in Para 2.08 and 2.14 of the Handbook of Procedure (2015-20) on Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) as under:

 

Existing Para

 

Revised Para

2.08 Application for IEC

(a) Exporters / Importers shall file an online application in ANF 2A format for grant of e-IEC with digital signatures along with requisite documents and paying the applicable fee. The facility of filing online application for IEC is also available through e-biz portal of DIPP.

 

(b) Deficiency in the application form has to be removed by re-logging onto the "Online IEC application” on DGFT website and resubmitting the form along with the requisite documents.

2.08 Application for IEC

(a) Exporters / Importers shall file online application in ANF 2A format with applicable fee and requisite documents.

 

(b) IEC will be system auto generated and applicant will be informed through e-mail and sms that a computer generated e-IEC is available on its registered email id. Applicant can also view and print its e-IEC after completion of the submission process of application by logging into the IEC module.

 

(c)The applicant is required to submit online application with the following details /documents (scanned copies to be submitted/ uploaded) along with the IEC application:

(i) Cancelled cheque bearing entity's preprinted name or Bank certificate in prescribed format ANF-2A(I);

(ii) Address proof of the applicant entity as detailed in the application.

 

(d) RAs would conduct post-verification of online IECs as per the guidelines.

 

2.14 Modification of IEC

(a) Modifications in IECs / e-IEC's can be done can be done online only. Applicants seeking modification in their IECs / e-IEC's may log on to dgft.nic.in and may log on to dgft.nic.in  and click on Importer Exporter Code (IEC) under  Quick Links and select "Modify your IEC” to amend their e-IEC's physical format by paying requisite fees and submitting requisite documents to the  concerned jurisdictional RA, from where IEC was originary issued. List of Ras, along with their jurisdication is given in Appendix 1A.

 

2.14 Modification/Cancellation of IEC

(a) Modifications in IECs / e-IEC's can be done can be done online only. Applicants seeking modification in their IECs / e-IEC's may log on to dgft.nic.in and may log on to dgft.nic.in  and click on Importer Exporter Code (IEC) under  Quick Links and select "Modify your IEC” to amend their e-IEC's physical format with applicable fees and requisite documents.

 

 

Effect of the Notification: Procedure for filling online application for IEC/ modification in IEC/eIEC is laid down. IEC will henceforth be system generated and applicant will have the facility of taking a print out of IEC. Further, requirement of Digital Signature for submitting IEC applications is done away.

(Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi)

Director General of Foreign Trade

E-mail: dgft@nic.in

F.No 01/93/180/20/AM-13/PC-2(B)/e-5200