DGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade

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IDGFT – Director General of Foreign Trade

Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), formerly known as the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports (CCI&E), is India’s official administrating body for imports and exports. It is an attached office of the Department of Ministry and Commerce and is headquartered in New Delhi. Its zonal offices are situated at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. DGFT is accountable for implementing the Foreign Trade Policy, with the primary objective of promoting the Nation’s exports.

Functions of DGFT

  • Formulation and Implementation of various trade policies, particularly the Foreign Trade Policy.
  • Formulation and implementation of promotional schemes.
  • Conducting research and analysis on policies.
  • Licensing of imports and exports.
  • Regulate, restrict or prohibit exports and imports.
  • Play an advisory role to the Government on Policy measures pertaining to national and international economic scenarios.
  • Establish and control the standard norms for input and output.
  • To allocate Import Export Code (IEC) numbers to importers and exporters.
  • To allocate the Tariff Rate Quota.
  • Assisting states to develop their infrastructure for exports.
  • Identifying towns potential for export, and providing them with amenities for growth.
  • Funding export promotion councils, industry and trade associations, agencies of state governments etc on their various endeavors.
  • Financial aid for development in marketing and meeting expenses for matters related to trade.
  • Development of Export Oriented Units, Special Economic Zones, Technology and Bio-Tech parks for the purpose of importing capital goods and services at a discounted rate of customs duty.

IEC Code

Importer Exporter Code (IEC) must be obtained by all exporters and importers who are engaged in the import or export of commodities. IEC is valid for the entire lifetime of the individual or entity, and hence need not be renewed. Processing of IE code applications is one of the major tasks undertaken by the DGFT Department.

SCOMET List

Some items are enlisted under Special, Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (SCOMET). Scomet list comprises of eight categories of sensitive items, which includes toxic chemical agents, micro-organismsi, toxins, aerospace systems, information technology, nuclear materials, nuclear-related other materials, equipment’s and technology. These items can be utilized for civilian and military purposes. Exports of items under this list are stringently regulated by DGFT.

Foreign Trade Policy

The Foreign Trade Policy is completely administered and managed by DGFT.  The Government, through the policy, primarily focuses on adopting a twin strategy of promoting traditional and sunrise sectors of exports including services. Further, it intends to simplify the process of doing business.

DGFT Northern Zone Offices

We have enclosed the list of DGFT offices in the country, along with their addresses.

DGFT Office in Delhi

Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhawan, H-Wing, Gate No. 2 Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi – 110011

The Addl. Director
General of Foreign Trade,
Central Licensing Area (CLA), “Y”
Shape Building, ‘A’ Wing,
I.P. Bhawan, Near I.T.O.
New Delhi – 110 002.

DGFT Office Jaipur

Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
3rd Floor, Udyog Bhawan, Tilak Marg, Jaipur 302 005

DGFT Office Ludhiana

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade,
No.133 to 136 Green Field,
Near Shakti Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana-141 002

DGFT Office in Kanpur

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
117/L-444, Kakadeo, Kanpur – 208025

DGFT Office in Varnasi

The Joint Director General of Foreign
Trade, B-38/1-A-2,
Tulsipur, Mehmoorganj, Varanasi – 221 010

DGFT Office in Amritsar

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
The Mall, C.B.R. Building,
Amritsar –143 001

DGFT Office in Chandigarh

The Joint Director
General of ForeignTrade,
SCO-288, Sector35-D,
Chandigarh–160 023

DGFT Office in Panipat

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade,
L-482, Model Town,
Panipat (Haryana) –132 103

DGFT Office in Jammu

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade,
24-C/C, GandhiNagar,
Jammu – 180 004

DGFT Office in Dehradun

The Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade,
Directorate of Industries office Building Industrial Area,
Patel Nagar, Dehradun-248001.

DGFT Office in Srinagar

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
Export Development Centre,
Block-D, Exhibition Ground, Srinagar 190 001.

DGFT Western Zone Offices

DGFT  Office in Mumbai

The Addl. Director General of Foreign Trade,
Nishtha Bhavan
48, Vithaldas Thackersey Marg,
Churchgate, Mumbai – 400 020.

DGFT Office in Ahmadabad

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
‘A’ Block, 11th Floor,
Govt. Multistoreyed Building,
Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad –380001.

DGFT Office in Pune

The Joint Director General of Foreign
Trade, ‘C’ Block, PMT Commercial Complex,
Shankarseth Road, Swargate, Pune – 411 037

DGFT Office in Vadodara

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade,
1st Floor, Jilla Panchayat Building, Sardar Patel Bhawan,
Besides Polo Club, Raj Mahal Road, Vadodara – 390 001

DGFT Office in Indore

The Joint Director General of Foreign Trade,
3rd Floor, Nirman Sadan,
Behind Govt. Press, 52-A,
Arera Hills, Bhopal – 462 011.

DGFT Office in Indore

Extension Counter of Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
Ground floor, A Wing, CGO Building,
Residency Area, Indore-452001

DGFT Office in Panaji

The Dy. Director General of Foreign
Trade, Ashirwad Building,
18th June Road, Santa Inoz, Panaji – 408 001

DGFT Office in Rajkot

The Jt. Director General of Foreign Trade Amruta Estate
(Jasani Building), 4th Floor,
M.G.Road, Rajkot-360001

DGFT Office in Surat

The Joint Director
General of Foreign
Trade, 6th Floor, Resham
Bhawan, Lal Darwaja, Surat – 395003

DGFT Office in Chhattisgarh

The Deputy
Director General of Foreign Trade,
CSIDC Bhavan,
Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar,
Sector-4, Ring Road No.-1, Raipur, Chhattisgarh –492 001.

DGFT Office in Nagpur

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade,
New Secretariat Building, 1st floor,
East Wing, Opp. VCA Ground, Civil Lines, Nagpur 440001.

DGFT Eastern Zone Offices

DGFT Office in Kolkata

The Addl. Director
General of Foreign Trade,
4, Esplanade East, Kolkata – 700 069.

DGFT Office in Cuttack

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade, OSIC Building,
5th Floor, Khapuria Industrial Estate, Cuttack – 753 010.

DGFT Office in Guwhati

The Joint Director
General of Foreign
Trade, R.B. Baruah Road, Guwahati- 781 024

DGFT Office in Patna

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade,
Biscomaun Bhawan,
Tel: 0612-2212052
Fax : 0612-2212052
E-Mail: [email protected]
Bihar and Jharkhand 7
Ground Floor, Patna – 800 001

DGFT Office in Shillong

The Dy. Director General of Foreign Trade
Morello Building, Shillong – 793 001

DGFT Southern Zone Offices

DGFT Office in Chennai

The Addl. Director
General of Foreign
Trade, 4th Floor,
Shastri Bhavan Annexe,
26, Haddows Road,
Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006

DGFT Office in Bangalore

The Joint Director
General of Foreign
Trade, C & E Wing, 6th
Floor, Kendriya Sadan,
7th Main, 2nd Block,
Koramangala, Bangalore – 560034

DGFT Office in Kochi

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade,
5th Floor, A Block,
Kendriya Bhawan, Kakkanad, Kochi – 682037

DGFT Office in Trivandrum

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade,
Gokulam Building, Ground Floor, TC2/1400,
Pattom, Thiruvanathapuram – 695004

DGFT Office in Hyderabad

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade, Kendriya Sadan,
1st Floor, Vth Block, Sultan Bazar, Hyderabad – 500 195

DGFT Office in Coimbatore

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade,
1544, India Life Building, (Annex 1st Floor),
Tirchy Road, Coimbatore -611 018

DGFT Office in Madurai

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade,
Plot No.117, Ist Main Road,
K.K. Nagar, Madurai – 625 020

DGFT Office in Puducherry

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade,
No. 19-C, II Cross
Street, Jawahar
Nagar, Boomianpet, Puducherry -605005

DGFT Office in Vishakapatnam

The Joint Director
General of Foreign Trade,
Sripriya Complex,
No.43-9-226. Railway New Colony,
Vishakhapatnam -530016.

 


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