Launch of facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code

Dated 11th April 2018 | Copy of | DGFT Trade Notice No.02 |


1. All Regional Authorities of Directorate General of Foreign Trade
2. Members of Trade

Launch of facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) application made to DGFT

Importer Exporter Code (IEC) is applied/modified through online portal for IEC application. It has come to notice of DGFT that in some cases even after issuance of IEC by DGFT, the IEC data though transmitted by DGFT to ICEGATE (Customs) is not accepted by ICEGATE (Customs) due to some transmission errors. As a result, the IEC holder is unable to export/import using this IEC.

Therefore, for early detection of such cases and timely resolution of such cases, a facility has been created to check the current status of IEC application and status of IEC transmission to ICEGATE. The status query is based on PAN used in IEC application made to DGFT. The facility to check status of Import Export Code(IEC) application can be accessed from DGFT website using Online Application -> IEC -> Know your IEC Status or directly from

PAN Number and first three letters of Firm Name can be entered to check the status. Based on the status displayed, action to be taken as mentioned below


If status at Sl no 4 is not indicated, the applicant is requested to check the status of IEC at ICEGATE 3 days after the transmission to ICEGATE at the following link and report the problem to [email protected], if required.

IEC holders may please note that IEC is ready for Import/Export of goods only after IEC details get successfully registered at DGFT and accepted by ICEGATE (Customs).

(K.P. Singh)
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade

File No. 01/02/70/AM-18/EDI
Issued by:
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
New Delhi

The Dollar Business Bureau - Apr 12, 2018 12:00 IST