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As per the Trade Notice 18/2021-2022 dated 20th September 2021 of Directorate General of Foreign Trade, All the IECs which is not updated before  5th October 2021 will be deactivated from 06th October 2021                    

Subject: De-Activation of IECs not updated on the DGFT

This Trade Notice is being issued in reference to the Notification on dated 09.08.2021 whereby it was mandated by DGFT to all IEC holders to ensure that the IEC holders who had not updated their IECs, the period of updation was extended upto 31st July 2021 and subsequently to 31st August 2021.

All IECs which have not been updated after 01.01.2005 shall be de-activated with effect from 06.10.2021. The list of such IECs may be seen at the given link

The concerned IEC holders are provided one final opportunity to update their IEC in this interim period till 05.10.2021, failing which the given IECs shall be de-activated from 06.10.2021. Any IEC where an online updation application has been submitted but are pending with the DGFT RA for approval shall be excluded from the de-activation list.

It may further be noted that any IEC so de-activated, would have the opportunity for automatic re-activation without any manual intervention or a physical visit to the DGFT RA. For IEC re-activation after 06.10.2021, the said IEC holder may navigate to the DGFT website and update their IEC online. Upon successful updation the given IEC shall be activated again.

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