APEDA Registration in Jharkhand- APEDA stands for Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. It is a government agency created under the APEDA Act of 1985. The main aim is the growth of industries based on scheduled food products, register individuals as exporters and set and regulate market requirements for scheduled products. We all are well aware of the impact that agriculture has on the entire economy of India. It contributes 17% of the whole country’s GDP and provides significant employment (more than 50%) to the country. Agricultural exports contribute 10% of the country’s total exports. And for exporting agricultural and processed food products, one needs to have an APEDA license.

APEDA is the Authority for Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development. It is a state organization created for the purpose of legislation to develop and promote the planned export of products.

The Export Development Authority of Processed Food and Agriculture (APEDA) is a government organization created under a law in 1985 to develop and promote the planned export of products. It provides financial support, information and guidance for the development of the proposed product. Products listed in the APEDA ACT are referred to as planned products and exporters of these planned products must be registered with APEDA.

The aim of APEDA is to promote the planned export of products, and to achieve this, various functions are performed by this agency under the supervision of the central government. The central government establishes laws and regulations and carries out the effective administration of APEDA laws through this agency.

The Government of India has established the Food and Processed Agriculture Export Development Authority (APEDA) to register individuals as exporters of these products for payment of fees that may be charged from time to time. According to the APEDA law, this product is called a planned product. APEDA sets standards and specifications for planned export products.

RCMC is a Certificate of Membership for Registration issued by the Export Promotion Council or the Goods Council. Exporters wishing to engage in restricted commodities are entitled to RCMC registration from the Export Promotion Board or Commodities Council established according to the product. The certificate states that the exporter dealing in a particular product is registered with a particular agency or agency authorized by the Government of India.

Functions of APEDA Authorities

Authorities are assigned with functions such as:

  • Promotion of export-oriented production and development of the Scheduled products
  • Setting the standards and specifications for the scheduled products 
  • Registration of exporters of the scheduled products on payment of required fees
  • Improving packaging and marketing of the Scheduled products
  • Carrying out an inspection of products for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such products
  • Training in various aspects of the industries connected with the scheduled products
  • Development of industries relating to the scheduled products and undertaking surveys, feasibility studies etc
  • Collection of statistics from the owners of factories or establishments and publication of such statistics

APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of scheduled products such as Fruits, Vegetable, Meat, Poultry Products. Dairy Products, Confectionery, Biscuits, Bakery Products, Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products, Cocoa products, chocolates, floriculture Products. Pickles, Papads and Chutneys etc

Eligibility for obtaining APEDA registration

Every person who is an exporter of Scheduled Products shall obtain APEDA registration. A person can be registered either as a merchant exporter or as a manufacturing exporter.

Documents required for RCMC registration

  • Details of registered office, head office and branch office.
  • Duly signed and sealed copy of application form.
  • Self-certified copy of Import Export Code (IEC) issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade.
  • Bank certificate in the prescribed form to support the financial soundness of the applicant.
  • Certified copy of MOA (in case of a company) or partnership deed (in case of partnership firm) or trust deed/Memorandum of Rules & regulations (in case of trust/society).
  • Certified copy of MOA (in case of a company) or partnership deed (in case of partnership firm) or trust deed/Memorandum of Rules & regulations (in case of trust/society).
  • Details of registration with other Export Promotion Council/Commodity Board, if any.
  • Details of the licence issued by any sponsoring authority (DGTD, State Director of Industries etc.)


Qus:-What is APEDA Registration?

Schedule products are products that are listed under the APEDA Act, and exporters of such scheduled products are required to register under APEDA. This is called APEDA Registration.

Qus:-Why is APEDA Registration required?

APEDA Registration is required because

  • It is a one-time registration
  • Mandatory exporters of scheduled products
  • Application for financial assistance scheme of APEDA can be availed only after registration
  • It enables registered members to participate in training programs organized in various aspects of the Industries for scheduled products

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