PXL/HO/Cir-008/2021-22 Date: 03.05.2021
Subject: Mandatory Updating of Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) details before 01.07.2021.
DGFT has issued a latest trade notice no: 01/2021-2022, dated 29th April 2021, wherein it has requested all the members of the trade community to take due cognizance of the instruction on priority basis.
DGFT has mandated all IEC holders to update their Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) yearly between April to June. The IEC not updated within the prescribed period would be deactivated. DGFT has created video available in Hindi on DGFT channel explaining the step by step procedure and it can be accessed at Easy Steps for Updating the Importer-Exporter Code(IEC) - YouTube
IECs not updated within the prescribed period would be de-activated (post June). Subsequently, the firms that wish to re-activate their IEC (post de-activation for non-compliance), would be required to update the IEC. IEC shall be auto re-activated on updation after June.
Any of the following authentication options may be used for the authentication process for the linking and updating the IEC on the DGFT Website -
Aadhaar e-sign - Any of the proprietors/partners/directors can use their Aadhaar given that their name and PAN are correctly mentioned under the IEC.
Individual Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) Token - DSC in the name of the proprietors/partners/directors can be used given that their name and PAN are correctly mentioned under the IEC.
III. Organization-based DSC - DSC in the name of the organization can use given that the firm name of the /EC matches the firm name on the DSC.
IEC-based DSC – DSC with the IEC number embedded in it would also work for linking and updating of IEC
A Class-II or Class-Ill DSC used with any other organisation such as MCA/Customs/CBDT/GSTN et. Would also work on the DGFT e-platform.
In case of any further issues or requirements for any guidance, please reach out the DGFT help-desk using the toll-free helpline number or the DGFT support email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the help-desk ticketing system.
Encl: Trade Notice no 01/2021-2022 issued by office of The Additional Director General of foreign trade, Churchgate, Mumbai.f