Circular No. ES/226/2021-22 17th January, 2022
To: Members of the Council
Sub: De-Activation of IECs not updated at DGFT
O/o DGFT has issued Trade Notice No. 31/2021-22 dated 14th January, 2022 regarding de-activation of IECs not updated at DGFT.
Reference is drawn to Notification Nos. 58/2015-2020 dated 12.02.2021, 11/2015-2020 dated 01.07.2021, 16/2015-2020 dated 09.08.2021, whereby it was mandated by DGFT to all IEC holders to ensure that details in their IEC is updated electronically every year during April-June period (for which no user charges were to be borne by the IEC holder).
Based on representations received from 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. Due intimations were also provided vide Trade Notice Nos. 18/2021-2022 dated 20.09.2021 and 25/2021-22 dated 19.11.2021 prior to the phase-wise deactivation of the IECs not updated yet.
In continuation to the aforementioned notifications and Trade Notices and as per Para 2.05(e) of FTP, the third phase of deactivation of IECs which are not yet updated is being initiated.
All IECs which have not been updated after 01.07.2020 shall be de-activated w.e.f. 1st February, 2022.
The list of such IECs may be seen at the given link (https://www.dgft.gov.in/CP/?opt=IECDL).
Concerned IEC holders are provided an opportunity to update their IEC in this interim period till 31st January, 2022, failing which the given IECs shall be de-activated from 1st February, 2022.
Any IEC where an online updation application has been submitted but is pending with the DGFT RA for approval shall be excluded from the de-activation list.
Any IEC so de-activated, would have the opportunity for automatic re-activation without any manual intervention or any visits to the DGFT RA.
For IEC re-activation after 31.01.2022, 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 and transmitted accordingly to Customs system with the updated status.