APEDA Registration


The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, or commonly known APEDA, was established in 1985 as per the prescriptions mentioned in the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act of 1985 aimed for the development and the promotion of export of scheduled products. It has been formed to offer financial assistance, guidelines and information concerning the development of scheduled products. These scheduled products have been listed in the aforementioned Act, and the exporters of such products are required to register themselves under the APEDA. In this article, we take a look at APEDA Registration and the essentials surrounding the same.

Advantages of Registration

APEDA Registration is mandatory when it comes to the export of scheduled products. The following are the advantages of APEDA Registration.

  • Exporters may avail various financial assistance schemes under the APEDA.
    APEDA provides rules, regulations and guidelines to exporters on various products as per the concerned country for export.
  • The registration enhances the brand and helps exporters in terms of brand publicity through advertisements, packaging development, database upgradation and surveys, and so on.
  • APEDA-registered members have the opportunity to participate in training programmes organized and held by APEDA for multiple scheduled products and thereby, bringing constant and significant improvements in their business.

Documents Required

The following documents are required for APEDA Registration.

  • Application Form for the APEDA Registration that is completed and duly signed.
  • Copy of the Import-Export Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
  • Bank Certificate that is duly signed by the concerned authorities.
  • Account statement for the last 2 months of the firm’s bank account.
  • Cancelled Cheque

Registration Process

The applicant is required to submit an application form to register themselves under APEDA within a month from the date of undertaking the business. In the case where the exporter fails to register themselves in the given timeline with sufficient cause, the timeline could be extended by the concerned authority only.

Once the applicant completed the required forms and pays the requisite fee, the concerned authority will issue a Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC). This is a one-time registration, and the rules and regulations under the APEDA Act govern the registered members.


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