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

  • 2718 kgs. of 'Brass Strip' imported at GH GURGAON ICD port in September, 2016.
  • 52065 kgs. of 'Copper Cathod' imported at REWARI port in June, 2016.

Export data

  • 1646 kgs. of 'Brass Rod' exported from MUNDRA port in March, 2016.
  • 1889 kgs. of 'Copper Strip' exported from JNPT port in October, 2016.

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