You don’t need an Import/Export registration to import or export
Casual importers and exporters do not need an Import/Export registration in order do send or receive international shipments.
They can use their Income Tax registration number in place of an import/export number.
I learned this from a shipping agent during a meeting with a client. They tell me that only habitual importers/exporters need to register.
If you do need to register we can make it painless by doing the registration for you. It takes about two weeks.