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What is APEDA Registration?

In the Indian economy, agriculture forms a significant share in total production as well as in total exports. The expansion and growth of the agriculture and processed food products industry in India are facilitated by government policies. Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority or APEDA is an organization established in 1985 to boost and facilitate the export of scheduled products. These scheduled products consist of various agricultural products and processed food items. Main focus of APEDA includes financial aid, research, information and guidelines directed towards exporters to support the growth and development of these scheduled products. APEDA plays an important role in offering financial assistance to scheduled products and provides guidance and information for their progress.


What are the Benefits of APEDA Registration?

APEDA Registration has many benefits like:

  • Infrastructure Development: Exporters who have registered with APEDA can utilize its schemes and subsidies for the growth and development of export infrastructure, featured activities, and market development.
  • Legal Backing: Doing APEDA Registration provides legal validity to individual exporters as well as entities involved in exporting scheduled products.
  • Awareness Enhancement: APEDA Registration helps exporters stay up to date of latest happenings about export quality standards, trade fairs, infrastructure support, and agriculture-exchange reports.
  • Eligibility Improvement: Registered exporters enjoy various benefits like the opportunity to attend various training programs conducted by APEDA for business and skill development.
  • Guidelines Provision: APEDA Registration offers guidelines and instructions to exporters related to various scheduled products, enhancing their business operations. 
  • Financial Assistance: APEDA Registration provides benefits of various financial assistance schemes.
  • Brand Publicity: Registered exporters benefit from branding and publicity in the market.


What Products for APEDA Registration?

There are a great number of products listed under APEDA Act. Some of them are:

  • Dairy Products
  • Meat and Meat Products
  • Poultry and Poultry Products
  • Cereal and Cereal Products
  • Confectionery Items, Biscuits, and Bakery Products
  • Honey, Jaggery, and Sugar Products
  • Chocolates and Cocoa Products
  • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Groundnuts, Peanuts, and other nuts
  • Pickle, Papad, and Chutney
  • Floriculture and Floriculture Products
  • Herbal and Medicinal Plants


What are the Documents Required for APEDA Registration?

  • APEDA application form duly signed
  • One copy of the Import-Export Code issued by D.G.F.T.
  • Latest bank A/c. statement of account of the firm
  • Bank account details and certification signed by relevant authorities
  • One copy of Canceled cheque
  • In the case of a company, a certified copy of MOA; in the case of a partnership firm, a partnership deed is required.


What is APEDA Registration Procedure?

  • Login on the APEDA website and click on "Register as Member."
  • Provide necessary details like IE Code, Email ID, and Mobile number, and then submit.
  • Confirm all the details using the One-Time Password (OTP) sent to your email id and mobile number.
  • After verification, fill in the online application along with the required documents.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay the required fees online.
  • Upon payment, the application number will be generated for future reference.
  • After issuance of Registration Cum Membership Certificate, login details will be sent to the registered email ID.
  • You can check the status of the RCMC application online by Track Application link. 
  • If there is any discrepancy in the application form, one can resubmit documents online.
  • Approval Await approval of the Registration Cum Membership Certificate or RCMC and download the certificate after approval. 


What is APEDA Registration Penalties?

  • Penalties are imposed for non-compliance, false information, or deliberate violation of standards.
  • Penalties range from fines to suspension of accreditation, with specific penalties for accredited certification bodies and operators.


What is APEDA and its Function?

APEDA authorities perform various functions like:

  • Registering Exporters: APEDA is the agency responsible for registering the exporters of the scheduled agri and related products for export purposes. 
  • Training Guidance and Assistance: APEDA arranges for regular training, guidance and assistance to both existing and potential exporters. This facilitates their understanding of the export process. 
  • Promotion, Development, and Regulation: APEDA actively promotes, develops, and regulates plans for the export of agricultural and processed food products, ensuring compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Establishing Criteria and Requirements: APEDA establishes criteria and requirements for items included in the schedule for exports, ensuring that the exported products meet specified standards and regulations.
  • Financial Assistance: APEDA offers financial support to exporters through a variety of schemes and programs.
  • Research and Development: APEDA conducts research and development aimed at enhancing the standard, quality and competitiveness of agricultural and processed food products originating from India in the global export market. 
  • Collection and Publication of Data: APEDA authorities are responsible for collecting Statistics from Establishments and ensuring its publication. 
  • Information Provision: APEDA serves as an information hub, offering exporters insights into standards, labeling, and certification requirements associated with agricultural and processed food products.
  • Support for Marketing and Packaging: APEDA contributes to improving and implementing marketing strategies and packaging methods for scheduled products, thereby enhancing their market appeal and competitiveness.


What is APEDA Registration Cancellation?

APEDA Registration can be canceled in a number of situations including:

  • Violation of rules by the registering authority
  • Providing False information 
  • No exports for 12 consecutive months
  • Contravention of conditions in the certificate of registration.


What is the APEDA Registration Fees?

Are you looking for APEDA Registration Fees then here the details for you. The APEDA Registration cost is ₹9500 along with Government Fee ₹5900 and Professional Fee ₹3500.


APEDA Registration Fee ₹9500
Govt Fees ₹5900
Professional Fees ₹3500


APEDA registration is required for export of certain schedule products like Dairy, Honey, Jaggery, Sugar etc

Registration in APEDA can be applied via the official website.

While Government charges are fixed, professional charges depend on service providers. ApkaTax provides APEDA registration at best rates in the market.

Products under APEDA include Cereals, Dairy Products, Poultry and Chocolates and Cocoa Products Groundnuts other nuts Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Meat Products etc.

Benefits of APEDA registration include Development of Infrastructure , Legal Support, Improvement in Eligibility, Guidelines from APEDA, Financial Aid, Brand Publicity etc.

Following documents are required for APEDA Registration Duly signed APEDA application form Bank account details Copy of Canceled cheque Latest A/c. statement of firm account of the firm Copy of the Import-Export Code

APEDA performs various functions like Registering Exporters Research and Development Collection of Data Data Publication Financial Assistance Promotion, Development, and Regulation Establishing Criteria and Requirements Support in Training Guidance for Marketing and Packaging

Penalties under APEDA registration are imposed for wrong information, violation of standards and for non-compliance. Penalties include fines to suspension of accreditation.

APEDA registration once completed is valid for lifetime.

Every businessman or firm involved in export of scheduled products should apply and get APEDA License.
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