Spice Board Registration

Spice Board Registration in Jharkhand- Spices Board was constituted on 26th February 1987 under the Spices Board Act 1986 (No. 10 of 1986) with the merger of the erstwhile Cardamom Board (1968) and Spices Export Promotion Council (1960). Spices Board is one of the five Commodity Boards functioning under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. It is an autonomous body responsible for the export promotion of the 52 scheduled spices and development of Cardamom (Small & Large).

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. CRES stands for Certificate of Registration for Spice Exporters, issued by the Spice Board. As of June 2016, those who have received an exporter registration certificate may not receive a separate RCMC for the purpose of taking advantage of foreign trade policy benefits.

Importance of Spices Board Registration

Having a Valid Certificate of Registration from Spices Board is mandatory for any manufacturer or merchant who is dealing with export of spices.

Also, the Spices Board Act, 1986 states that:-“No person shall, after the commencement of this Act, commence or carry on the business of export of any spice under and in accordance with a certificate. Provided that a person is carrying on the business of export of spices immediately before the commencement, and if he has made an application for such certificate within the said period of three months till the disposal of such application.”

Required Documents for Spice Board Registration

The following documents are required to obtain the Certificate of registration as an exporter of Spices in India;

  • Application in the prescribed form i.e., Form-I under Section 12 of the Spices Board {Registration of Exporters} Regulation, 1989
  • Self-attested copy of the Import-Export {IE} Code Certificate
  • Registration fees in a crossed demand draft in favor of “Spice Board and Request.”
  • Self-certified copies of Partnership Deed or Memorandum of Association {MOA} and Article of Association {AOA}, as per the requirement of the case
  • Self-attested copy of PAN Card of the applicant
  • Also, a Self-certified copy of the GST Registration Certificate
  • In case the applicant is an Exporter of Manufactured Spices products, there is a need to submit a self-attested certificate issued by the Directorate of Industries
  • A passport size photo of the CEO or Designated officer of your firm

Renewal of Certificate of Registration as Exporter of Spices {CRES}

The validity of certificate of registration is three years from the block period. Any person who wishes to renew their Certificate as Exporter needs to submit an application in the Form-1 to the authority. Also, it is provided that it is liable each month if anyone fails to apply for renewal of their license before its expiry.

Furthermore, the issuing authority does not accept applications after 31st August. Exporters who fail to apply for renewal of their licenses have to apply for a fresh license/registration after the expiry of their certificate.

It is also provided for the exporters who do not carry on any export business during the period in which he holds a valid certificate, the renewal of a certificate as exporter for the next three years is not considered in such case. However, if such an exporter enters into an export contract, he can apply for a new certificate to the Spices Board.

Procedure of Spices Board Registration

Stage 1. Online Application:- To apply for a Spice Board Certificate, the first step is to register online on the government portal. Details like IEC, mobile number and email ID are required. After verifying the mobile number and email ID, applicants will be directed to fill out an online application.
Step 2. Uploading documents: – The applicant must fill in all the data provided in the form. It is important to note that the IEC should be filled with care as the Spice Council issues CRES as determined by the IEC. This is the end of Part 1 of the form. Upon completion of Part 1, a unique application number will be generated and used for future reference.
The applicant must now use this application number and login to the online portal. The applicant must now upload all the required documents along with a photo in the specified format.
Step 3. Payment via NEFT: -After completing and uploading all documents, payment must be made. Any changes to the application form can only be made prior to payment.
Step 4. Verification by the Spice Board: -After successful payment, the application is sent to the responsible regional office of the Verification Board. If there is a discrepancy in the application, it will be returned for correction and resubmission. If the documents are correct, the application will be processed in the HO. Once processed, sent to the appropriate regional office.
Step 5. Issuance of Spice Board Certificate (CRES): – After completing registration at HO, a Certificate of Registration as a Spice Exporter (CRES) is issued and the applicant is provided with a login ID and password. Download the CRES certificate.


Qus:-Is there a facility of automatic renault of CRES?

No. CRES has to be renewed by the Exporter voluntarily at the end of every block year. Failure will amount to cancellation of registration and the exporter has to prefer fresh application.

 Qus:-What is IE Code? How do I get IE Code?

Import-Export Code is issued by the Director General of Foreign Trade. It is the primary government by which the government recognizes exporters/importers.

Qus:-Can I get more than one CRES?

No. Only one CRES will be issued against one IE Code. And any proprietor can have only one IE Code

Qus:-What are the 7 Indian spices?

Spices are being used as staple dietary additives since long time in India. The study explores the seven spices that include cumin, clove, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, fenugreek, and cardamom on the basis of culinary uses as well as medical uses.

Qus:-How to pay the fee for registration?

The fee for registration has to be paid by way of Demand Draft in favour of Spice Board

Qus:-Is there a facility of automatic renault of CRES?

No. CRES has to be renewed by the Exporter voluntarily at the end of every block year. Failure will amount to cancellation of registration and the exporter has to prefer fresh application.

Qus:-Which Indian state produces the largest amount of spices?

State of Madhya Pradesh

With an estimated production volume of over three million metric tons, the state of Madhya Pradesh was the largest producer of spices across India in 2020. Rajasthan and Gujarat were the other major producers last year.

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