Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
All Regional Licensing Authorities
All Export Promotion Councils
Subject: Electronic Commerce- Regarding
1. 1. 1. IEC Trade Returns
2. 2. 2. Issuance of IEC for Proprietorship Concerns
3. 3. 3. Submission of Online Applications
The facility for submitting online applications on the DGFT website is available for the benefit of the Exim community. Applications submitted online are given the benefit of a 50% reduction in licence fee. The online facility not only reduces the transaction costs to the exporter but also considerably improves the delivery of services provided by DGFT. To further facilitate the process, DGFT has integrated the facility of digital signature and electronic payment of licence fee in the online electronic data interchange module. DGFT has entered into an MOU with State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank, HDFC Bank and UTI Bank for the Electronic Fund Transfer facility. Detailed guidelines on Digital Signature are also available on the DGFT website www.nic.in/eximpol at the link ‘ Click to get a Digital Certificate’ for the benefit of the Exim community.
With effect from 1st April 2004, applications (all categories) submitted online on the DGFT website with digital signatures only shall be given the benefit of 50% reduction in licence fee. However, till the system stabilises a physical copy of the application along with supporting documents shall also be submitted to the Regional Licensing Authorities. Parties filing applications on-line without digital signature will not be entitled to the facility of concessional fees.