For import or export of any item, Import - Export Code (IEC) is mandatory. For availing IEC, establishment needs to be registered with appropriate authorities viz. Proprietorship / Partnership / Private Limited Company / Public Limited Company / Co-operative Society / Farmer Producer Organization /Trust etc. IEC can be availed on individual name also. Current Account in any Nationalized / Scheduled Cooperative / Multinational Bank, having a foreign exchange facility, is required in the name of establishment. Formats can be downloaded from website http://dgft.delhi.nic.in/ and download option ANF 2 A or (Click here to download ANF2A)
IEC can be obtained on submission of information in prescribed formats (Part A & Part D) completed filled and signed addressed to “Joint Director General of Foreign Trade” (JDGFT), Pune / Mumbai / Nagpur.
The forms completely filled in all respects to be submitted in ONE copy to Joint Director General of Foreign Trade at the addresses given below, by hand or by post (Registered AD).
Applications from Pune, Ahmednagar, Jalna, Beed, Kolhapur, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg and Nasik districts.Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
Applications from Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondiya, Hingoli, Nagpur, Wardha, Washim and Yavatmal.The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade,
After availing IEC, a prospective export need to register with APEDA to avail Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC): Application Format Enclosed
Agricultural and Processed Food Products
Export Development Authority (APEDA) Division Office - Mumbai
4th Floor, Banking Complex Building,
Sector - 19 A, Vashi,
New Bombay - 400 705
An importer can be located through various searches. Following sources will be helpful to find such importers.
Normally in the trade of agro exports (except onion, rice, other cereals, mango pulp), importer normally don’t provide Letter of Credit (L/C). Such export is done on consignment basis (payment as per actual sales). Exporters get the payment after deducting port charges, transportation and commission etc. of the importing country. In certain countries export is undertaken on fixed rates. Market Credit of the importer should be checked before entering into the trade. Importer's credit can be checked by international credit organizations viz. Dun and Bradstreet. Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (www.ecgc.in) ECGC also undertakes such type of credit certification work along with Credit Insurance. Trade for products like onion, rice, cereals, processed products is done through Irrevocable 100% Letter of Credit (L/C) at site.
For agro exports, excise stuffing is mandatory in producing area. Accordingly Stuffing permission can be availed from Local Excise authorities.
Quality parameters such as size, packing, temperature requirements should be obtained from the importer before packing of the product. It is better to get requirement from the importer in writing. Pack the material strictly as per the samples provided to the importer. Confirm the standards of raw material, packaging material with the importer’s requirement.
Services of Customs House Agents (CHAs) to be booked to carry out necessary logistics and paperwork required for export. Job like space booking for air exports, order for the container, custom clearance, certificate of origin etc. is carried out by CHA. An efficient and competent CHA should be appointed. Following is the list of documents required to be provided to CHA
Sales proceed gets deposited in the bank in foreign currency. Exporter gets the amount in Indian rupees after conversion of the foreign currency. Bank also deducts the commission from the converted amount. Bank also intimated the exporter about the arrival of Foreign Exchange and generates Bank Realization Certificate (BRC). Export documents including Shipping Bills, Export Promotion (EP) copy should be retained by exporter. Credit worthiness of the importer is of most importance. If by any chance the amount gets stuck by any chance, the issue can be followed up with the help of ECGC or any private Debt Collection Agency (DCA). Such agencies are available worldwide. D&B is also working as DCA.Click here to download APEDA Registration Form
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