APEDA Registration

APEDA Licence

APEDA License Registration is required for exporting schedule agriculture products as per APEDA Act. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) issues the APEDA Registration Certificate on application by exporter of agriculture products via RCMC (Registration cum Membership Certificate). RCMC Application is simple and easy as it doesn’t required any physical documents submission. On Application for APEDA License via RCMC Registration process Authority issue APEDA License within 24 Hours (1 Day) of filing of RCMC application.

Objective of APEDA

The objective of APEDA is to promote schedule products export and to achieve this various functions has been undertaken by this body under the regulation of central government. Central government lays down the rules and regulation and implements through this body for the efficient administration of APEDA Act.

Functions of APEDA Authorities

Authorities are assigned with functions such as:

Requirement of APEDA Licence

APEDA Registration is mandatory when Indian Manufacturer or merchant exporter wants to export agriculture produces which is governed by APEDA Schedule. Such Products are as follows:

Advantage of APEDA Registration
Documents required for registration
Submission Of Online RCMC Application

Under section 12 sub section (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 or before the expiration of three months from the date of coming into force of this section, whichever is later, 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. So far RCMC was being issued manually. However, with the objective of simplification of procedures and ease of doing business w.e.f. 1.8.2015, the issuance of RCMC has been made online using digital signatures. In the new process, the exporters are required to submit the documents online.

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