The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India's Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is the principal division that plays a significant role in advising the government on policy actions. Providing exporters with export certifications and licenses is one of its main responsibilities. It is in charge of regulating, limiting, and forbidding imports and exports. For various types of goods, there are some restrictions or quota needs. Under these restrictions, it can be necessary to get a permit or register in order to export from India. The DGFT acts as the main organization in this situation and issues exporters' licenses to quicken the export process. In order to increase India's exports, the agency is also in charge of creating and implementing the Foreign Trade Policy. Additionally, the DGFT provides exporters with scripts or authorization and manages their related responsibilities.
These limitations may involve the application and approval of a licence or registration before these restrictions could entail registering or applying for a licence before certain exports. In line with liberalisation, globalisation, and the goal of increasing exports, the DGFT has been given the role of the facilitator. While keeping the national interest in mind, imports and exports were transformed from being restricted and regulated to being encouraged and made easier.