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Import Export Code (IEC) after GST, Goods and Services Tax - GST

Issue Id: - 113604
Dated: 11-4-2018
By:- lakush jain
Import Export Code (IEC) after GST

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Do I need to register for IEC code or can I just use GSTIN number?

Below memo states that I can use GSTIN number but it is confusing that whether I still need to register with DGFT for IEC to consider my PAN number as IEC? -

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1 Dated: 11-4-2018
By:- Alkesh Jani

Sir, As GSTIN itself is pan base number, you do not require to register with DGFT. which clear from the para 2 of the said TN. Moreover, only in case where compulsory registration under Section 24 of CGST Act, is not warranted, PAN will be authorised as IEC.

2 Dated: 11-4-2018
By:- Ganeshan Kalyani

You can use GSTIN .

3 Dated: 11-4-2018

Abstract of FAQ released on 7.7.17 by DGFT

Q11. How to update GST number in IEC?

Reply. There is no need to update or incorporate the GSTIN in the IEC. However, it is informed that all IECs issued with effect from 1-7-2017, would reflect PAN as IEC.

4 Dated: 11-4-2018

ABSTRACT OF CBEC's Circular released in July, 17

IV. Changes in import procedures :

Importer Exporter Code (IEC) : In GST regime, GSTIN would be used for credit flow of IGST paid on import of goods. Therefore, GSTIN would be the key identifier. DGFT in its Trade Notice No. 09, dated 12-6-2017 has stated that PAN would be the Import Export Code (IEC). However, while PAN is identifier at the entity level, GSTIN would be used as identifier at the transaction level for every import and export. Further, in scenarios where GSTIN is not applicable, UIN or PAN would be accepted as IEC. It is advised that all importers need to quote GSTIN in their Bills of Entry in addition to IEC. In due course of time IEC would be replaced by PAN/GSTIN.

5 Dated: 15-4-2018

Please also check Trade Notice No. 02/2018-19 dtd. 11th April 2018 Launch of facility to check status of Importer Exporter Code (IEC) application made to DGFT.

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).


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