Data Dissemination Policy and Fee Structure

The DGCI&S has a Priced Information System(PIS) for disseminating data except for purely Central and State Governments and United Nations bodies. The cost of data is Re 1 per output record. In addition, the service charge @10% of the data cost, subject to the minimum of Rs100.00, the cost of floppies/CD-ROM and the postage charges (not necessary if taken by hand) are to be paid by the party.

A record may be any of the following single combination depending on the customers Specific requirement.

ii) Port*commodity*country
v) Port, etc

The payment towards the data cost is to be paid through Demand Draft in favour of 'Director General, DGCI&S, Kolkata', payable at any National or International Bank at Kolkata.

Note: The amount paid through the demand draft is nonrefundable

For further details contact:
Mr. Debasis Chakraborty
KOLKATA-700107 India
Phone Number : +91.33.24431993

Web Based PIS

In the Member Zone of the website one can obtain the month-wise latest 24-months Final Export/ Import Data under user specific query at

2/4/6/8 digit commodity
2/4/6/8 digit commodity by country
country level data
principal commodity level
principal commodity by country
mazor port level
mazor port by principal commodity level

-except All commodities of a country

Besides these one can also search the Exporter Directory and Importer Directory published by DGCI&S.

The cost of data is Re 1 per output record. No other charge is involved. One can become a member after registering through the website and making an advance payment of Rs. 1000/- ( Rs one thousand only) through Demand Draft in favour of 'Director General,DGCI&S, Kolkata', payable at any National or International Bank at Kolkata to the following address:

Director General,
Directorate General Of Commercial Intelligence & Statistics,
M/O Commerce and Industry,
565, ANANDAPUR , WARD NO. 108,
KOLKATA – 700107

Your advance payment will be adjusted online as and when you extract the data. However a minimum balance of Rs. 200 is to be maintained. Further additional advance payment shall be accepted for Rs. 500/- or more through bank draft for registered users.Transaction Level Data:

From 2004-05, transactionwise import data, suppressing the identity of the importers are provided to different private users for anti-dumping investigations after proper authentication by the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD). The following particulars of transaction level data are provided to the users under the Right to Information Act, 2005:

1. Country of origin and country of destination for import or export respectively,
2. ITC(HS) code
3.Description of product
4. Unit of quantity
5.Quantity of goods
6. Value of goods in Indian Rupees.

Similarly, for export data also the above mentioned particulars are only supplies. The identity particulars of exporters/importers, like name, address, IE code etc. are not provided under any circumstances

For transaction level data Rs. 1.00 per record/transaction and a service charge @ 10% of data cost subject to a minimum of Rs. 100.00 separately for Export and Import will be charged excluding the cost of floppy/CD and postal charge.


Source : Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Last Updated on 16-02-2018