On 27th Nov’14, DGFT issued public notice no. 76 for mandatory e-filing of IEC(Import-Export Code) Application. The said public notice was supposed to be made effective from 1st Jan’15 onwards.
However, on 7th Jan’15, vide public notice no. 80, the said date has been extended further till the new date is notified.
Till the time new mechanism becomes operational, the application may be filed as per earlier procedure.
The said public notice has been given hereunder for ease of reference.
To be published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-I, Section (I)
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Public Notice 80 / (RE-2013)/2009-2014
Dated the 06 January, 2015
Subject: Online IEC applications: Postponement of the date of operationalisation of Public Notice No. 76 dated the 27th of November, 2014
In exercise of powers conferred under paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy (2009-2014), the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby postpones the date of operationalisation of the Public Notice No. 76 (RE-2013) /2009-2014 dated 27th of November, 2014 vide which amendments in ANF 2A of Handbook of Procedure Vol. I (Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms), 2009-2014 were made.
2. Vide the Public Notice No. 76 (RE-2013), IEC applications were mandated to be submitted online with effect from 01.01.2015. However, due to some unforeseen technical problems it has not been possible to operationalise the new online IEC system. Therefore, till such time the new online system is operationalised and made effective, from a new date to be notified subsequently, applicants seeking to obtain IEC may fill the Application Form and submit requisite documents and fees (Rs.250/) to the concerned jurisdictional RAs as per the procedure, as existing prior to 01/01/2015.
3. Effect of this Public Notice: Operationalization of Public Notice No. 76 (RE-2013)/2009-2014 dated the 27th of November, 2014, vide which amendments in ANF 2A of Handbook of Procedure Vol. I (Appendices and Aayat Niryat Forms), 2009-2014 were notified, has been postponed and the new date for the same will be notified at a later date. Till such time the new system is operationalised, applicants seeking IEC may submit their applications in the earlier format as per the earlier procedure (existing prior to 01/01/2015), along with requisite documents and fees to the concerned jurisdictional RA.
Director General of Foreign Trade