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APEDA Certification

The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a government agency founded in 1985 to develop and facilitate the export of scheduled goods. It offers financial support, information and advice on the production

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What is APEDA

The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a government agency founded in 1985 to develop and facilitate the export of scheduled goods. It offers financial support, information and advice on the production of scheduled goods. Products listed under the APEDA ACT are referred to as Schedule Products and exporters of such scheduled products are required to register under the APEDA.

The commodity listed under the Act of the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is referred to as Schedule Products and exporters of such commodity are required to be licensed under (APEDA). It offers advice, information and financial assistance for the production of scheduled goods.

Its aim is to facilitate the timetable for the export of goods and to accomplish these specific functions has been undertaken by this body in compliance with the regulations of the central government. The Central Government shall lay down the rules and regulations and shall, through this body, enact an act for the efficient administration of the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA).

Responsibilities of APEDA

A. Promotion of export-oriented production and development of Scheduled products

B. Setting requirements and specifications for scheduled products

C.Registration of exporters of scheduled products for payment of necessary fees

D. Improvement of packaging and marketing of Scheduled products

E. Inspection of goods for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such goods

F. Training in different aspects of industries linked to scheduled goods

G. Development of industries linked to scheduled commodity and conducting surveys, feasibility studies, etc.

H. Collection of statistics from factory owners or institutions and publishing of these statistics

APEDA is responsible for supporting exports and producing scheduled products such as fruit, vegetable, meat and poultry products. Dairy Products, Confectionery, Biscuits, Baking Products, Tea, Jaggery and Sugar Products, Cocoa Products, Chocolate Products, Floriculture Products. Pickles, Papads, Chutneys, etc.

Registration Process

The applicant will file the application form within 1 month from the date of the inception of the business. If, due to any legitimate reason, the exporter of scheduled goods fails to file within the prescribed time period, the date may only be extended by the Authority.

If the application has been properly submitted and paid by the applicant, the authority will grant the Registration-Cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC). This registration is a one-time registration and all registered members are regulated by the rules and regulations of the APEDA Act.


Step 1 Register through the APEDA Website. (Click "Register as a User" on the Home Page link).

Step 2 The exporter must first enter and send, the basic information, IE CODE, Email ID & Mobile number.

Step 3 An OTP (One Time Password) will be sent on Email and Mobile number to confirm the information. Exporters will enter the mobile OTP and e-mail on the verification screen to validate both and then press Submit to submit.

Step 4 Exporters will be expected to fill out an online application and upload the correct documents after confirmation of verification. The documents need only be in the formats JPEG, PDF, or PNG. The exporter will carefully enter all of the necessary information and ensure that correct information is provided in the online application form.

Step 5 On-line application can be completed in one or more sessions by revisiting the website using E-mail and Mobile's given OTP (One Time Password). After filling out the fields, the exporter may use the Save button to save the details in between. When an online payment is made, the exporter can’t edit the data filled in.

Step 6 Exporters can apply for registration fees of Rs. 5000/- excluding taxes = Rs. 5900/- (with GST) by using either of the following methods:- Online

• Credit Card(MasterCard and Visa) Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa) Offline

• DD in favor of"APEDA" payable in the respective cities of APEDA offices (Note:- APEDA GST No. – 07AAJA1150H1ZU)

Step 7 A request number will be generated after the completion of the Payment process. For future reference please mention the application number.

Step 8 Login information is sent to the exporter's registered email upon issuance of RCMC. The Exporter may use the "Exporter Login" link provided on the APEDA website to log in to their account.

Step 9 By sending the IE code and application number before it is released, the exporter can display the status of the RCMC application by clicking on the "Track Application" button to show the request status

Step 10 The exporter will be allowed to resubmit the document electronically in the event of any shortcomings being noticed in the application. Exporters are therefore expected to track the status of the RCMC application as notified in Step10 above

Advantages of APEDA Certification

➲ APEDA Registration is compulsory for export of scheduled goods.

➲ The various APEDA financial assistance programs can be used by exporters.

➲ It helps exporters in brand advertising through ads, packaging creation, database upgrades and surveys, etc.

➲ Provides advice to exporters on the various goods and countries for export

➲ Registered members can participate in training programmes organized by APEDA for various scheduled products and thereby improve their business.

Documents Required

➲ Copy of import-export code

➲ Bank certificate duly signed by the authorities.

➲ Self-attested copy of MOA & AOA or Partnership Deed, as applicable.

➲ Bank statement of the bank a/c of the firm (for the last 2month)

➲ Copy of cancelled cheque pertaining to current bank account.

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