APEDA a government concern responsible of listing of the export of specified products. APEDA full form is “Agricultural and processed food products export development Authority”.
Products which are mentioned under this act are called as Scheduled Product, and exporter of these products required this registration. Following are the Scheduled Products:-
Fruits, Vegetables and their Products.
Meat and Meat Products.
Poultry and Poultry Products.
Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery Products.
Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products.
Cocoa and its other products, chocolates of all kinds.
Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages.
Cereal and Cereal Products.
Groundnuts, Peanuts and Walnuts.
Pickles, Papads and Chutneys.
Floriculture and Floriculture Products.
Herbal and Medicinal Plants.
Objective of APEDA
The objective of APEDA is to stimulate the export of schedule products.
Role of Central Government under APEDA ACT:-
Central government furnish the rules and regulation and implements through this body for the efficient administration of APEDA Act.
Functions of APEDA Authorities
Authorities are designated with functions such as:
Advancement of export-oriented production and development of the Scheduled products.
Setting the standards, specifications and registration of exporters for the scheduled products.
Upgrading the packaging and advertising of the Scheduled products.
Conduct of inspection for checking the quality of the products.
Conduct of training sessions for different sectors associated with these products.
Evolution of industries relating to the scheduled products and conduct surveys, feasibility studies, Collection of statistics etc.
Advantage of APEDA Registration
It is mandatory to get APEDA registration for the export of the schedule products for the promotions of the products.
Exporter can subsequent to listing under APEDA gain the various monetary support schemes under APEDA Act and it Provides guidelines to exporters about the various products and countries for export.
It provides the assistance to exporters for trade name publicity all the way through advertisements, packaging developments, database progression and surveys etc.
Serves guidelines to the exporters about various products and countries for exports
Participation by the registered members in the training programmes prearranged by the APEDA authority with the purpose of business development.
Myths of APEDA
1. The proprietor having small scale business cannot register: This is a myth that the proprietors cannot register themselves under the APEDA whereas every entity can register them.
2. Import and export certificate is optional: The import and export certificate (IEC) is the mandatory certificate which is required for the APEDA and with this certificate only the login creation will proceed.
3. The certificate is valid for limited time: The APEDA registration is a onetime registration and there is no provision of renewal and no provision of expiration of the same.
4. Nothing has to be filed after registration: After getting the registration certificate the exporter needs to file the online returns with the authority.
Documents are required for registration
Duly signed application form
Copy of Import-Export Code issued by D.G.F.T.
Bank Certificate duly signed by the authorities
Current account statement not older than 2 months
Copy of cancelled cheque
In case of Manufacturer Exporter, a self attested copy of the registration of the organization with the relevant certification agencies for the products needs to be attached
Online registration process
Application for registration under this act should be filled under one month of starting the business. In case of failure time limit can be extended only in case of valid reasons.
Step 1:- Sign-up through the APEDA Website. (Click on "Register as Member" link on the Home Page. The exporters require to first enter the IE CODE, Email ID & Mobile number and submit.
Step 2:- An OTP for confirming the details will be sent on E-mail and Mobile number. Enter OTP of mobile and E-mail and click on Submit to proceed for application.
Step 3:- Next Step is to fill the online application and affix the required documents in the format of either of these JPEG, PDF or PNG only.
Step 4:-Registration fees of Rs. 5000/- excluding taxes = Rs. 5900/- (with GST) maybe made through any of the following ways:-
Credit Card(MasterCard and Visa)
Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
Demand draft in favour of “APEDA” payable at relevant cities of APEDA offices
(Note :- APEDA GST No. – 07AAAJA1150H1ZU)
Step 6:-An application number is generated after payment validation.
Step 7:- On issuance of RCMC, Login detail will be sent to the registered email of the exporter. Login into the account by “Exporter Login” link given at APEDA website.
Step 8:-Status of the RCMC application can be viewed by clicking the “Track Application” link to view the status of the application by submitting the IE Code and Application number until it is issued.
Step 8:-If there is any shortcoming in the application the exporter will have to monitor and resubmit the document online.
Step 9:-The final procedure is the approval of RCMC from APEDA officials and once the approval is granted the Certificate can be taken using APEDA Login under the heading of “View RCMC Certificate” under RCMC Menu. It is a one-time registration in the life time of the organization and remains valid until department cancels it and all the registered members are governed by the rules & regulations under APEDA Act.
Compliances Post registration
The exporter has to file the returns and the returns will be submitted online through the login credentials shared by the department after the approval of the RCMC certificate and the filling should have the details of the magnitude of exports ended by the exporters.
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