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

Question

Am looking to export medical equipments to India.

Answer

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 chris@accesstoexport.com or by phone 01223 890767.
Kind regards
Chris

Answer

TJ,

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: http://dgftcom.nic.in/ieconline.htm

This is a comprehensive guide on how to obtain your Permanent Account number (PAN).
http://business.gov.in/taxation/pan.php

I hope this helps,

Philip

Answer

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

Regards

Deepto

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