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Home» Circulars» Dgft De Activation Of Iecs Not Updated On The Dgft Site

DGFT De-Activation of IECs not updated on the DGFT site


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EPC/LIC/DGFT/IEC                                                                                                                   28th Sept., 2021. 







De-Activation of IECs not updated on the DGFT site



Dear Members,



The O/o Directorate General of Foreign Trade, New Delhi has issued Trade Notice No. 18/2021-2022 dated 20th Sept 2021 regarding De-Activation of IECs not updated on the DGFT.


Please note that this Trade Notice is being issued by O/o DGFT  with reference to the Notification No. 58/2015-2020 dated 12.02.2021, 11/2015-2020 dated 01.07.2021 and 16/2015-2020 dated 09.08.2021 whereby it was mandated by DGFT to all IEC holders to ensure that details in their IEC is updated electronically every year during April-June period (for which no user charges will be borne by the IEC holder).


Based on representations received from the IEC holders who had not updated their IECs, the period of updation was extended upto 31st  July 2021 and subsequently to 31st  August 2021. 


We understand that in continuation to the aforementioned notification and as per para 2.05(e) of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), IECs which are not yet updated shall now be de-activated. This de-activation activity is being initiated in a phased manner.


Please note that All IECs which have not been updated after 01.01.2005 shall be de-activated with effect from 06.10.2021.


The list of such IECs may be seen at the given link ( ).


The concerned IEC holders are provided one final opportunity to update their IEC in this interim period till 05.10.2021, failing which the given IECs shall be de-activated from 06.10.2021.


Any IEC where an online updation application has been submitted but are pending with the DGFT RA for approval shall be excluded from the de-activation list.


It may further be noted that any IEC so de-activated, would have the opportunity for automatic re-activation without any manual intervention or a physical visit to the DGFT RA. For IEC re-activation after 06.10.2021, the said IEC holder may navigate to the DGFT website and update their IEC online. Upon successful updation the given IEC shall be activated again and transmitted accordingly to Customs system with the updated status.


Members are requested to take note of above IEC updation requirement  and do the needful to avoid any issues. The said DGFT  Trade Notice is available for reference  on below link-  


Feed-backs, if any, may also be sent to us on email id's: &  for records/ further deliberations, if required.  


Thanking you.  

Yours Faithfully,    

Deepak Gupta
Acting Executive Director


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