APEDA Registration

The APEDA was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act. Every person exporting the Scheduled products shall within one month from the date on which he undertakes such export should apply for the registration as an exporter of the Scheduled product. Quality based inspections, industry based trainings and taking overall survey upon the scheduled products is the main responsibility of APEDA. Comparing with other registration, APEDA registration comes along with the membership certificate (RCMC). It is a single time registration and here by the registration members are approving and necessary to follow the norms and regulations.

Pre Requisites

  • Industry development by way of providing financial assistance to the scheduled products
  • Registration of EXPORTERS with prescribed fees.
  • There is no minimum capital requirement.
  • Authority will fix the standard and specification for the scheduled products.
  • Conducting the inspections for meat and meat related products
  • Improvising the packaging of the Products
  • Promotion and Marketing of export oriented products
  • Training to the industries


  • Increase the growth and development of export infrastructure
  • It enhances the business eligibility
  • Registration certificate valid for 5 years
  • Apeda Registration provides guidance and instruction to exporters related to various commercial products to enhance the structure of its business.
  • Apeda registration helps exporters to do brand publicity in the market.

Documents required

  • Specifically signed application form for APEDA registration
  • Import Export code (IEC) document copy
  • Authorised sign on bank certificate document
  • Statement of bank accounts (Last two month statement)
  • Cancelled cheque


Fruits, vegetables and their products, meat and meat products, poultry and poultry products, dairy products, confectionery, biscuits and bakery products, honey, jaggery and sugar products, cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cereal and cereal products, groundnuts, peanuts and walnuts, pickles, papads and chutneys, guar gum, floriculture and floriculture products, herbal and medicinal plants and other such products as provided under the APEDA website

A total number of 26 Export Promotion Councils and 9 Commodity Boards are present in India. Commodity Boards and the Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) in India are the concerned authorities for issuing RCMC. These institutions have been authorised by the Central Government to issue RCMC to the exporters. Every EPC and the Commodity Board in India categorizes itself depending on the type of product.

AgriExchange is an online trading portal endeavoured by the APEDA. It is a global platform for buyers and sellers in the Agribusiness across the world to trade.

In order to augment export growth, APEDA provides financial assistance to its members under the following schemes:
• Scheme for Market Development
• Scheme for Infrastructure Development
• Scheme for Quality Development
• Scheme for transport assistance

After the end of 5 years, you need to renew your certificate.

Once issued, the APEDA certificate remains valid up to 5 years.

It is only a license permitting the export of goods. Therefore, no return is required to be filed under APEDA License

The latest data on export of APEDA products can be accessed at APEDA website at Agri Exchange.

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