MEIS applications for exports made in the 4 months period (Sept to Dec 2020) can now be submitted online upto 31.08.2022. All exporters, who could not submit claims upto 30.04.2022 may kindly note and submit their applications by the new deadline which is 31.08.2022.                                      Applicants are invited for Summer Internship Scheme of DGFT for the year 2022. Click here for more details.                                     Beware of Fraudsters/fake emails/websites claiming to provide official services for issuance or updation of IEC or any other such service. Please adhere to the advisory issued vide Trade Notice No. 20 dated 11.06.2020.                                     DGFT 'Covid-19 Helpdesk' for International Trade related issues Operationalised.Please see Trade notice No. 29/2021-2022 for details.                  For reactivation of IEC, IEC holders are requested to kindly update their IEC online. Help Manuals/Videos can be accessed by clicking Application Help & FAQs under the Learn Tab.                   Scheme Guidelines and Rates for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP). For details may please refer Notification No. 19 dated 17.08.2021 Click Here to View Appendix 4R

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The Importer -Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which is mandatory for Exports or Imports. No person shall make any import or export except under an IEC Number granted by the DGFT. In case of import or export of services or technology, the IEC shall be required only when the service or technology provider is taking benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy or is dealing with specified services or technologies

The nature of the firm obtaining an IEC may be any of the follows- "Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, Limited Company, Trust, HUF and Society." Consequent upon introduction of GST, IEC number is the same as the PAN of the firm. The IEC would be separately issued by DGFT.

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Importer Exporter Code (IEC)

An Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which mandatory for export from India or Import to India. Click to explore the IEC services offered by DGFT.

Advance Authorisation

Advance Authorisation Scheme allows duty free import of inputs, which are physically incorporated in an export product. Click to explore the services offered by DGFT under the scheme.


The objective of the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme is to facilitate import of capital goods for producing quality goods & services. Click to explore the services offered under the scheme.


Objective of the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) is to promote the manufacture and export of notified goods/ products. Click to explore the services offered by DGFT under the scheme.


Objective of Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) is to encourage and maximize export of notified services from India. Click to explore the services offered by DGFT under the scheme.


Scheme to rebate all embedded State and Central Taxes/levies meant for exports of made-up articles and garments. Click to explore the services offered by DGFT under the scheme.

Import Management System

Import License for Restricted Items, Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS), Import License for Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), Registration Certificates. Click to explore the services offered under the scheme.

Export Management System

Export licences for Restricted Items, SCOMET Items, License under Indo US Memorandum, License under Indo EU besides others. Click to explore the services offered by DGFT under the scheme.

Certificate of Origin

Enable secure, paperless issuance of certificates of origin for all FTAs/PTAs for all agencies and all products. Click to access the application.

Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA)

For specified agriculture products, the scheme aims to provide assistance for the international component of freight and marketing of agricultural produce. Click to access the application.

Quality Complaints and Trade Disputes (QCTD)

To create confidence in the business environment of the country, QCTD aims to address complaints and disputes. Click to access the application.


Import Export basic Training

Import Export basic Training

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DGFT is responsible for formulating and implementing the Foreign Trade Policy with the main objective of promoting India?s exports. In our committment to same, we strive to provide educational videos to traders and new comers to help them in setting up import export enterprises.