Obtaining Importer Exporter Code (IEC) from the DGFT
IEC is the primary document for recognition of the Government of India as an Exporter of Importer. This is a ten-digit number granted by the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to any bonafide person or company to carry out Import Export. It can be obtained from the zonal and regional offices of DGFT. On the basis of IEC, companies can get various facilities from the DGFT, customs, Export Promotion Councils, etc. You have to apply online from the DGFT website and submit the required documents.