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Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)



It is a government organization established in 1985 through an act that is the agricultural processed food products export development authority act 1986.

The product specified under the APEDA act is called scheduled products and exporters of such products are required to register under APEDA. It provides a guideline, information, and financial assistance, towards the development of scheduled products.

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Its objective is to encourage scheduled product export and to attain these different functions has been undertaken by this body under the regulation of the central government. The central government lays down the rule and regulations and implements them through this body for the efficient administration of the APEDA act.

The function of APEDA:

  • Registration of exporters of scheduled products.
  • Setting the rule and regulations for the scheduled products.
  • Promotion of export-oriented production and development of the scheduled product.
  • Improves the packaging and marketing of scheduled products.
  • Carrying inspection for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such a product.
  • Training the various aspects of industries connected with the scheduled products.
  • Development of industries relating to scheduled products and undertaking surveys, feasibility studies, etc.

APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of a product such as fruit, vegetable, meat, poultry products, etc

Registration process:

For registration under the applicant should submit the application form within 1 month from the date of undertaking business. If the exporter of planned products fails to register within that time limit due to adequate cause such date can be exempted only by the authority.

The advantage of APEDA Registration

  • With respect to the export of scheduled products, APEDA registration is mandatory.
  • Exporters can avail the various financial assistance schemes of APEDA.
  • It helps the exporters in brand publicity through advertisement, packaging development, database up-gradation, surveys, etc
  • Provides guidelines to exporters about the various  products and countries for export
  • Registered members can participate in training programs organized by APEDA for various scheduled products and thereby improve their business.

Documents required for license:

  • Copy of import-export code issued by the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT).
  • Bank certificate duly signed by the authorities.
  • If the applicant firm is a company then submit a self-attested copy of MOA & AOA; if the applicant is a partnership firm then submit the self-attested copy of the partnership deed, and if the applicant is a registered society or association then submit the AOA and MOA.
  • Bank statement of the bank a/c of the firm (for the last 2month)
  • Canceled cheque.

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