APEDA Registration – Functions of APEDA, Documents Required And Advantages

Last Updated at: May 16, 2020
APEDA registration – Functions of APEDA, Documents required And Advantages
186 agri products testing laboratories set up by APEDA said by the government. This includes 35 in Maharastra, 23 in Gujarat, 10 in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, 23 in Tamil Nadu and 17 in Karnataka.


Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a government establishment set up in 1985 through an act for the growth and expansion of fare of export products. It offers economic support, data, and guiding principle towards the advancement of listed products. The products determined under the APEDA ACT are called scheduled products and exporters of such scheduled products are obliged to register under APEDA.

 Objective of APEDA

The objective of APEDA is to encourage schedule products export and to ascertain these different works has been attempted by this body under the guideline of the central government. Central government sets out the principles and guideline and executes through this body for the productive supervision of APEDA Act.

 Functions of APEDA

The system has assigned APEDA authorities with functions such as:

  1. Supporting export-oriented production and growth of the Scheduled products
  2. Setting the benchmarks and terms and conditions for the scheduled products 
  3. Registration of retailers of the scheduled products at the expense of requisite cost
  4. Recuperating packaging as well as the promotion of the Scheduled products
  5. Conducting an examination of products to guarantee the property of such products
  6. Training in a variety of facets of the industries associated with the scheduled products
  7. Improvement of industries identifying with scheduled products and carry out surveys, possibility analysis and so on
  8. Compilation of figures from the owners of industrial units or enterprises and publication of such figures

 APEDA is authorised with the duty of fare endorsement and improvement of scheduled products, for example, vegetable, fruits, meat, and poultry products; sweet dishes, honey, dairy products, bakery products, jaggery and sugar products, cocoa items, chocolates, gardening products, pickles, papads and chutneys and so on.

 Registration Process

For registering under APEDA, the candidate ought to deposit the application form in a month from the date of taking the responsibility of the business. In case the exporter of scheduled products does not succeed in registering within the scheduled timeline with adequate reason, then the date can be extended exclusively by the Authority.

 As soon as the application is appropriately filed and paid by the candidate, the respective official will issue Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC). This registration is one-time and all the registered individuals are administered by the standards and guidelines under the APEDA Act.

Ask for Free Legal Advice

 Documents are required for APEDA registration

  1. Appropriately signed the application form
  2. Photocopy of Import-Export code handed out by D.G.F.T. (Directorate General of Foreign Trade)
  3. Bank Certificate properly signed by the officials
  4. Last 2 months Bank account statement opened in the name of the firm
  5. Cancelled cheque

 Advantage of APEDA Registration

  1. With regard to the export of scheduled products, APEDA registration is compulsory.
  2. Exporters can benefit the different monetary help plans of APEDA.
  3. It helps the exporters in brand promotion through commercials, packaging improvement, database upgradation, and investigations and so forth.
  4. Impart guidelines to exporters about the variety of products and nation for export
  5. Registered individuals can take part in training arranged out by APEDA for different planned products and in this way improve their business.

 Online registration process

With the intention of improvement of methodologies and simplicity of working with impact from 1st August 2015, the delivery of RCMC is completely handled online through digital signature. Exporters can present an application on online and the step by step guideline is provided below:

  1. First and foremost, login to the APEDA official website and hit on “Register as Member” tab
  2. Enter the essential details – Importer Exporter code, email ID and phone number and afterwards submit
  3. One Time Password to verify the information provided will be sent to the registered e-mail address and phone number and exactly the same must be entered on the verification screen and hit on Submit button to continue.
  4. After the verification is done, fill up the application and upload the necessary documents. The documents ought to be in any of these three formats only – JPEG, PDF or PNG.
  5. If the online application was not completed in the first attempt one can return and attempt for another session/s by returning to the website using the provided OTP. When the data is fed in the relevant fields, save it. Further changes can be made in the information entered until online payment is not made.
  6. The registration fee for online application is Rs. 5000/- exclusive of taxes and can be done via any of the following methods:
    • Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
    • Credit Card(MasterCard and Visa)
    • Demand draft in favour of APEDA payable with particular cities
  1. After completing the payment process, an application number will be created. Keep this is application number save as it is needed for future reference.
  1. After RCMC issuance, Login detail will be sent to the registered email address of the exporter. The Exporter can log in into their account through “Exporter Login” link specified at APEDA website.
  1. To check the status of the RCMC application, click the “Track Application” link by entering the IE Code and Application number if it is issued.
  1. If the application is incomplete or if there is any fault or blunder in the application the exporter should recheck and submit the document once again.
  1. The final step is the approval of RCMC from APEDA authorities and once the approval is approved the Certificate can be taken using APEDA log in under the heading of “View RCMC Certificate” in RCMC Menu.