The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December 1985. The Aim of the APEDA is to promote the export of scheduled products. Every export exporting Schedule products are required to obtain APEDA Registration.
Under section 12 subsection (1) of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act 1985 (as amended), every person exporting any one or more of the Scheduled products shall, before the expiration of one month from the date on which he undertakes such export, apply to Authority to be registered as an exporter of the Scheduled product or Scheduled products. The section further provides that the Authority may for sufficient reason extend the time-limit for registration by such period as it thinks fit
The Registration-Cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) is issued to exporters subject to following the laid down procedures in this regard. With the objective of simplification of procedures and ease of doing business, w.e.f. 01.08.2015, the issuance of RCMC has been made online using digital signatures. In the new process, the exporters are required to submit the documents online. Registration is valid for 5 Years.
APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the following scheduled products and export of these products are required to obtain the registration:
Information and Documents Required for APEDA Registration:
|Floriculture and seeds||Dept. of Horticulture/DIC/SIA/FSSAI|
|Fruits & Vegetables||Dept. Of Agriculture/ Horticulture/DIC/SIA/FSSAI|
|Groundnut / Pulses / Guargum||DIC / SIA / FSSAI / Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum issued by Ministry of MSME|
|Processed Fruits & Vegetables/ Processed Food Products/Meat products/Cereals preparation/ Misc. Preparation||FSSAI|
|Alcoholic Beverages||Dept. of Excise Commissioner|
|Cereals||DIC / SIA / FSSAI / Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum issued by Ministry of MSME|
We also offer other sorts of registration services as below: