A department functioning under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). The organization is controlled by the Director General of Foreign Trade. The organization was primarily established for the upliftment and promotion of Foreign Trade in India. The DGFT has been given the position of the enabler in keeping with liberalisation, globalisation, and the purpose of growing exports. Imports and exports were changed from being prohibited and regulated to being encouraged and made easier while keeping the national interest in mind. The organization is also in charge of developing and carrying out the Foreign Trade Policy, with the primary goal of enhancing India's exports. The DGFT also grants exporters scrips or authorisation and keeps track of their associated liabilities.
The DGFT notifies different quotas, or limits on the import of commodities into India under the authority granted to it by the FTDR Act. These limitations may involve the application and approval of a licence or registration before specified imports.