GSTIN Mandatory from 1 July 2017 for EXIM (GST Refund/ IGST Credit): CBEC

CBEC Advisory for Exporters/ Importers to mandatorily Obtain GSTIN for EXIM from 1 July 2017 (GST Refund/ IGST Credit)

CBEC has advised the exporters/ importers to obtain GSTIN as the same shall be required to avail IGST credit on Imports or GST refund on exports, w.e.f. 1 July 2017, the date from which GST will be implemented in India, as the declaration of valid GSTIN for EXIM trade, i.e. in Customs documents (BE/ SB), would be mandatory.

The declared GSTIN would be validated for correct IEC/ PAN linkage. Accordingly, during GSTIN registration, please ensure declaration of correct IEC and the same PAN, as registered with DGFT for getting IEC.

In case of any difference in PAN declared for GSTIN vis-à-vis the PAN declared for IEC registration, amendment of PAN in IEC may be undertaken immediately.

All concerned may make use of the special drive by GSTN from 01-06-2017 to 15-06-2017 for updation of IEC in GSTIN. For detals, please refer below:

GST Enrollment Re-opening from 1 June 2017 for 15 days at GST Portal (

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