Revised Procedure for modification in IEC for shifting the office

Revised Procedure for procedure for modification in IEC for shifting the office

Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has revised the provision at para 2.14 (A) of the Handbook of Procedure (2015-20).

Under the existing procedures, when an IEC holder seeks modification/ change of Branch Office/ Head Office/ Registered Office address in its IEC and which involves a shift in its jurisdictional RA, a request to that effect will have to be made to RA concerned under whose jurisdiction the applicant exists. 

On the basis of this request, the RA (Custodian of the IEC File till now) will process such requests and amend IEC, if found appropriate, under intimation to the RA under whose jurisdiction the applicant wants transfer. The new RA shall allow the person in its new address to carry out necessary functions and also apply for eligible benefits as per FTP.

Modification in IEC

Revised Procedure for procedure for modification in IEC

The following new procedure has been prescribed:

When an IEC holder seeks modification/ change of Head Office/ Registered Office address in its IEC and which involves a shift in its jurisdictional RA, a request to that effect will have to be made to the new RA, to whose jurisdiction the applicant is shifting its office.

The new RA shall make appropriate amendments, based on documents submitted to it by the applicant. The new RA will also separately inform the RA, who had initially issued the IEC, of the changes made in the concerned IEC. Thereafter, the new RA shall allow the applicant to carry out necessary functions and also apply for eligible benefits as per FTP through its office.

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