Import Export code in India is given by Director General of Foreign Trade. It is needed to import or export any goods or services in and outside India. However import and export of services are exempted to obtain IEC Code and they are required to obtain the code only if they want benefit under Foreign Trade Policy
After the launch of GST, DGFT has changed the mechanism of giving code, now the 10 digit IEC code is nothing but your PAN number but you still need to apply to get the certificate.
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Do one need to file any return ? No Import Export code does not require any return to be filed. You can take it now and can import after 5 years with the same number without having to file any single return.
Documents required to obtain IEC Code
Incorporation certificate in case of Company
GST number if you have
Any Address proof of establishment like Rent deed, title deed in case of oerson other than individual