Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Attached Offices
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
(A) Attached Offices
Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)

Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 107)

Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) Organization is an attached office of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and is headed by Director General of Foreign Trade. Right from its inception till 1991, when liberalization in the economic policies of the Government took place, this organization has been essentially involved in the regulation and promotion of foreign trade through regulation. Keeping in line with liberalization and globalization and the overall objective of increasing of exports, DGFT has since been assigned the role of “facilitator”. The shift was from prohibition and control of imports/exports to promotion and facilitation of exports/imports, keeping in view the interests of the country.


Organisational Set-up

This Directorate, with headquarters at New Delhi, is headed by the Director General of Foreign Trade. It is responsible for implementing the Foreign Trade Policy with the main objective of promoting India’s exports. The DGFT also issues licenses to exporters and monitors their corresponding obligations through a network of 36 Regional Offices and an extension counter at Indore. The regional offices are located at the following places:-


S. No. Regional Office S. No. Regional Office
1. Ahmadabad 19. Moradabad
2. Amritsar 20. Mumbai
3. Bengaluru 21. Nagpur
4. Bhopal 22. New Delhi (CLA)
5. Chandigarh 23. Panaji (Goa)
6. Chennai 24. Panipat
7. Coimbatore 25. Patna
8. Cuttack 26. Puducherry
9. Dehradun 27. Pune
10. Guwahati 28. Raipur
11. Hyderabad 29. Rajkot
12. Jaipur 30. Shillong
13. Jammu 31. Srinagar
14. Kanpur 32. Surat
15. Ernakulum (Cochin) 33. Thiruvanthapuram
16. Kolkata 34. Varanasi
17. Ludhiana 35. Vishakhapatnam
18. Madurai 36. Vadodara
37. Vijayawada


All regional offices provide facilitation to exporters in regard to developments in International Trade i.e. WTO agreements, Rules of Origin and anti-dumping issues, etc to help exporters in their import and export decisions in an internationally dynamic environment.


Website: http://dgft.gov.in/