Launch of New Foreign Trade Policy 2023 on 31.03.2023 at Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi
Key Note Addressed by Hon’ble Commerce & Industry Minister Shri Piyush Goyal during the launch of FTP 2023.
Address by Hon’ble Minister of State Smt. Anupriya Patel during the launch of FTP 2023.
Hon’ble Ministers at the interaction with representatives of Indian Missions, States, Central Government Departments & Exporters on 6th August 2021
DGFT 'Trade Facilitation' Mobile App was inaugurated by Hon'ble Commerce & Industry Minister Shri Piyush Goyal during the live event on 12.04.2021. The app is available for download on and .
Foreign Trade Policy 2023 NEW!
The new Foreign Trade Policy 2023 has been released on 31.03.2023. The new Foreign Trade Policy shall provide policy continuity and a responsive policy framework for promoting India's Exports of Goods and Services.
Register for your IEC
The Importer -Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which is mandatory for Exports or Imports. No person shall make any import or export except under an IEC Number granted by the DGFT. In case of import or export of services or technology, the IEC shall be required only when the service or technology provider is taking benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy or is dealing with specified services or technologies
The nature of the firm obtaining an IEC may be any of the follows- "Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, Limited Company, Trust, HUF and Society." Consequent upon introduction of GST, IEC number is the same as the PAN of the firm. The IEC would be separately issued by DGFT.
Link Your IECIEC Help & FAQs
Link your IEC
Note: Advance Authorization, DFIA, Norms Fixation and EPCG modu🍨les are to be migrated to the new DGFT e-platform soon.
Existing IEC Holders - Link your IEC today to avoid any delay in services after the transition to the new system.
Steps to Link your IEC
1. Register on DGFT Website - Valid Email and Mobile Number Required
2. Login to DGFT Website
3. Click on Link IEC button displayed on the homepage.
4. Enter your IEC by authenticating through Aadhaar based OTP or Digital Signature.
Few firms/individuals, through unauthorised access to DSCs of few exporters, have recorded information on transfer of chapter 3 scrips on DGFT portal. Trade is cautioned to have their DSCs under safety and to get in touch with their DSC vendor to ensure no unauthorised issuance of DSCs against their IECs.
Citizens are hereby warned about some spurious websites which may look similar to DGFT website / be using similar email addresses, but are involved in collecting money on the wrong pretext of providing DGFT services including IEC certificates. Citizens are advised not to entertain such websites / email IDs. Applications may be submitted through the official DGFT website at
The objective of the Export Promotion Capital Goods (EPCG) Scheme is to facilitate import of capital
goods for producing quality goods & services. Click to explore the services offered under the scheme.
Import License for Restricted Items, Steel Import Monitoring System (SIMS), Import License for Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), Registration Certificates. Click to explore the services offered under the scheme.
Enable secure, paperless issuance of certificates of origin for all FTAs/PTAs for all agencies and all
products. Click to access the application.
Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA)
For specified agriculture products, the scheme aims to provide assistance for the international component of freight and marketing of agricultural produce. Click to access the application.
Quality Complaints and Trade Disputes (QCTD)
To create confidence in the business environment of the country, QCTD aims to address
complaints and disputes. Click to access the application.
Exports of major Commodities during April-March of last 5 years
Exports growth of major commodities during April-March of last 4 years
Trend of overall trade for last 12 months
India's Export to major destinations during April-March 2021-22 and April-March 2022-23
Number of IEC issued
Number of scrips issued under major Export Promotion Schemes
Number of Authorisations issued under Advance and EPCG Scheme
EO fixed under Advance and EPCG Scheme
HOW TO APPLY
Import Export basic Training
Import Export basic Training
Easy Steps to Apply for a scheme
DGFT is responsible for formulating and implementing the Foreign Trade Policy with the main objective of promoting India?s exports. In our committment to same, we strive to provide educational videos to traders and new comers to help them in setting up import export enterprises.