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.
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.