APEDA Registration

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Every person exporting any one or more of the Scheduled products shall, before the expiration of one month from the date on which he undertakes such export or before the expiration of three months from the date of coming into force of this section, whichever is later, apply to Authority to be registered as an exporter of the Scheduled product or Scheduled products, Provided that the Authority may, for sufficient reason, extend the time-limit for registration by such period as it thinks fit. Registration once made shall continue to be in force until it is canceled by the Authority.

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December 1985. The Act (2 of 1986) came into effect on 13th February 1986 by a notification issued in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary: Part-II [Sec. 3(ii): 13.2.1986). The Authority replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PPC). Under APEDA only License is required. There are no return filing requirements under APEDA.

Products Monitored

APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the following scheduled products:

  •   Fruits, Vegetables and their Products
  •   Meat and Meat Products
  •   Poultry and Poultry Products
  •   Dairy Products
  •   Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery Products
  •   Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products
  •   Cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds
  •   Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  •   Cereal and Cereal Products
  •   Groundnuts, Peanuts, and Walnuts
  •   Groundnuts, Peanuts, and Walnuts
  •   Guar Gum
  •   Floriculture and Floriculture Products
  •   Herbal and Medicinal Plants

In addition to this, APEDA has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor import of sugar.

Registration Procedure with APEDA

Following documents are required for registration:-

  •   Application form duly filled, sealed and signed by authorized signatory
  •   Self-certified copy of Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T. Bank Statement (for latest 2 months) and a cancelled cheque
  •   List of Directors/Partners/Proprietor on company’s letterhead in triplicate
  •   Pvt. Ltd./Public Ltd. Co.’ s/societies should forward a copy of their Memorandum and Article of Association and Partnership firms should forward a copy of partnership deed attested by Notary
  •   Self-certified copy of PAN issued by Income Tax Department
  •   The company should compulsorily mention their e-mail ID, phone and fax number etc. in their application
  •   In case the exporter desires to register as Manufacturer Exporter, they should furnish a self-attested copy of the registration of the company with the relevant certification agencies to ascertain the manufacturing status of the exporter for the products given below:-
Products Certification Agencies
Floriculture and seeds Dept. of Horticulture/DIC/SIA
Fruits & Vegetables / Rice / Groundnut / Pulses / Guargum/ Misc. Food Preparations Deptt. Of Agriculture/ Horticulture/DIC/ SIA/ FSSAI
Processed Fruits & Vegetables/ Processed Food Products/Meat products/Cereals preparation FSSAI
Dairy/Poultry/Honey FSSAI/EIC/EIA
Alcoholic Beverages Dept. of Excise Commission

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