The government on Wednesday said that services of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade such as application for a new importer-exporter code (IEC), modification applications and one-time linking of Aadhaar for e-sign purposes will not be available from June 1-6 due to non-availability of PAN Validation Services.
“In reference to the Press release by Central Board of Direct Taxes on “Launch of new e-filing Portal of the Income Tax Department – Non-availability of e-filing services from June 1-6, 2021”, it is informed that some DGFT services wherein CBDT PAN validation services are being consumed in the DGFT IT systems will get impacted during this period,” DGFT said in a statement.

The services include application for a new IEC, application for amendments/modification in an IEC, and one-time linking of Aadhaar for e-sign purposes.

DGFT said that in case of any queries/ issues, exporters, importers and other members of trade may contact DGFT Helpdesk at 1800- 111-550 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday.

Source: Economic Times