DGFT - Directorate General of Foreign Trade

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is an agency under Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India which is responsible for execution of the import and export Policies of India. DGFT was earlier known as Chief Controller of Imports & Exports (CCI&E). The Directorate plays important role in the development of trading relations with other countries. It seeks to boost economic growth of the country by providing impetus to the trade industry. It’s headquartered in Udyog Bhawan in New Delhi.

  • Implementing various policies regarding trade for example, Foreign Trade Policy.

  • Licensing authority for exporters, importers, and export and import business.

  • Granting 10 digit IEC (Importer Exporter Code), which is a primary requirement to Import Export

  • Introducing different schemes from time to time regarding trade benefits throughout the country.

  • Issuing notifications, public notices, circulars, etc.

  • Restricting and regulating exports and imports.


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Import data

  • 27480 kgs. of 'Copper Ingot' imported at DADRI - STTPL (CFS) port in July, 2016.
  • 1323 kgs. of 'Brass Strip' imported at PATPARGANJ port in July, 2016.

Export data

  • 2622 kgs. of 'Brass Rod' exported from MUNDRA port in June, 2016.
  • 15040 kgs. of 'Brass Artware' exported from KOLKATA SEA port in June, 2016.

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