IE Code is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.IE Code is a ten digit number required for every person importing or exporting goods and services from India. EC is not required under the following circumstances: 1. Import/export of goods for personal use, which is not connected with trade, manufacture or agriculture. 2. Import/export by government ministries and departments, and certain notified charitable organizations.