Businesses involved in import and export must have this code IEC for the continuous operation of the business. Without these codes, it is impossible to either import or export. Technology and Service sectors are however exempted from this code.
The IEC is a 10 digit unique code. It is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
You need to submit the following documents-
The application in the prescribed form that is Aayaat Niryaat Form 2A (ANF 2A) will be sent to the Regional Authority of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. In the next two to three days, the IEC will be issued to you. If there is any document missing, the process might take a few days longer.