Answered on February 15,2018
To import or export in India, Import Export Code is mandatory. No person or entity shall make any Import or Export without Import Export Code Number. Import Export Code is unique 10 digit code issued by DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to Indian Companies.
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