How can I get Import Export Code number (IE CODE) to export goods to India

Question posted by TJ Gill, on behalf of Paradox Consultants Limited in NE4

Am looking to export medical equipments to India.

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Christopher Willers, on behalf of Access to Export Ltd in CB21.

My name is Chris Willers and I run an export services company called Access to Export Ltd based near Cambridge. We handle many exports to India including medical and laboratory instrumentation involving the preparation of all the export documentation, negotiating letters of credit and handling the transportation arrangements.
Normally the importer in India will have a IEC code which is 10 digit number issued to them by the appropriate Indian authority. As a UK exporter you should have an EORI number (Economic Operator Registration and Identification).If you would like to discuss in more detail please feel free to contact directly either by e-mail or by phone 01223 890767.
Kind regards

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Philip Montague, on behalf of getsme in RG41.


There is a clear process for getting the IEC.

There is an online application form (Java based) here which you will need your PAN to access:

This is a comprehensive guide on how to obtain your Permanent Account number (PAN).

I hope this helps,


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Deepto Roy, on behalf of PXV Law Partners in India.

My name is Deepto Roy, and I am a partner with a law firm in India.

Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is required only by persons in India who wish to export from or import into India. Persons outside India who wish to export to India do not require an IEC.

Trust this clarifies



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Lissa Balmer, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment in TS2.

Hi TJ,

I see you've already had some responses on this but, as one of the International Trade Advisers for UKTI working here in the North East, I'd be happy to have a chat about the support available from UKTI for businesses exporting.

Get in touch if you want to have a chat

best wishes

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Dear TJ

If you want to hear more about other potential export documentation requirements for medical equipment, please contact the Export Control Organisation helpline on 020 7 215 4594



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David Eales, on behalf of Excel Shipping Limited in Hornchurch.

Dear TJ,

We can help you ship your products to Kenya so if you need any help with rates or details of shipping please feel free to contact me.

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Kind regards
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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise

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