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How To Export Fruit Jams And Jelly From India


Introduction: Export Fruit Jams and Jelly

The preserved fruit market of agricultural products is growing exponentially with the great demand for Indian Fruit grade jams and jelly, a major part of the total production of the fruit is used for the production and sale of preserved products such as Fruit jams and jelly and a maximum of twenty percent of the total production only is used for the direct consumption. Processed fruit products generally include Jams, jelly, Cookies, etc., the development of the fruit jam industry is vastly increasing in India through the high demand of consumers and the promotion of leveling up such industries by the government. Businesses and individuals looking the export Fruit jams and jelly must follow the following steps in the right manner along with the right direction through an expert, let’s look into the export procedure and licenses required for the export of Fruit jams and jelly outside India.

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Overview of the Indian Fruit Market 

The Indian climate condition allows the production of a wide range of Fruits along with a great location in the production of certain fruits such as Mangos, Bananas, Papayas, etc. India stood at the top of the world, which makes it a top fruit producer in the world. With the vast varieties of the production fruits, the processed fruits in India through the Industries processed fruits such as Jams, Jelly, etc. stands at the top. The majority of the production comes from States such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, etc. to meet the high level of production and processing of the fruits the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) was established by the ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI), GOI, the NIFTEM is the apex body for the technological advancement in the field of the fruit and vegetable processing technology and management of the same, additionally, it works for the commercialization of the processed fruit and vegetable products throughout the world.

Majority of the Importing Nations of Indian Processed Fruit products are 

  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Netherlands
  • United Kingdom
  • Qatar
  • Italy
  • France 
  • Canada 
  • USA
  • Most of the southeast Asian countries
  • Middle east nations
  • Japan

Types Of Fruits Used For The Production Of Processed Fruit Products Are 

  • Orange
  • Pineapple 
  • Grapes
  • Mangoes
  • Pomegranates
  • Bananas 
  • Strawberries, 
  • Raspberries, 
  • Blackberries, 
  • Peaches, 
  • Aapricots, 
  • Plums

Licensing Procedure For The Export Of Processed Fruit Products From India

  • Quality Standard certification

The fruit jams and jelly products require certification to ensure the quality of the product whether it is human consumable or not, and ensuring the quality of the exporting products requires certification from the various certifications and authorizations for the benefit of the appropriate quality Standards of India and authorized agencies.

  • RCMC from Export Promotion Council (EPC)

The registration cum-membership certificate is granted to a person from the export promotion Council (EPC) or Commodity boards authorized for export purposes, the board also serves in the promotion and growth of the businesses under the foreign trade policy. The submission of the application form to the board has to be made for export purposes only.

  • Certification of Origin

The Certificate of Origin and Export Permission of the goods to be exported require permission from different agencies. 

  • FSSAI Registration Certificate

The Exporter is required to have the FSSAI certification from the Food and Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI), which is governed by the Food Safety and standards (FSS) Act, 2006, through the FSSAI, the quality of the fruit products is ensured, that whether the product is qualifying the minimum standards of fruits and food grade or not. And ensures the Standards of consumable products and brings clarity to the Exporter, Importer, Merchant, Trader, etc looking for the export of Fruits and related manufactured products such as Jams and jelly, that the quality of the goods is edible. A separate license is required for the Export purpose of Fruit jams and jelly and the license obtained for the Manufacture of such goods would have no effect on the export of the products. The Manufacturer needs to obtain a separate license from the FSSAI for the export of the products of his manufacturing plant. The validity of FSSAI license is for five years from the registration date.

  • APEDA license

The obtaining of the licenses requires various documentation from the Exporter, to the APEDA authority, the Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) is governed through the agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The aim of the APEDA is to bring Development, provisioning financial assistance and subsidies for businesses and Exporters for the special products developed from various agricultural means such as Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, Honey, Cocoa, jaggery, Chocolates, nuts, guar gum, . The quality of the Jams and related products is inspected by the APEDA and under the National Program for Organic Production (NPOP), APEDA serves as the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for the organic products, fruit jams, and jelly produced through the organic ways of production following the NPOP documentary of organic production, the certification is provided only after obtaining the NPOP norms.

  • IEC and DGFT certification

The Exporter has to obtain the Import-export code prior to the start of the Export business of the Fruit jams and jelly. The IEC is provided and governed by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The export must have to register the IEC with the DGFT for getting benefit of government initiatives and benefits through the DGFT portal. The IEC for the business remains valid for a lifetime. The IEC is required at the time of Export of the goods by the Customs Board, and at the time of completion of the transaction from the importing nation to the exporter’s Bank. Additionally, the applicant must have to find out the HS code of the product to be exported from the DGFT. If you require more information regarding the export procedure for the license and grant of IEC consult. 

  • GSP Licensing

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) established the Generalized System preference (GSP) in the year 1971 with the aim to uplift underdeveloped and developing countries. India indirectly benefited from the GSP for the products being exported, and most of the products are provided duty-free entry and lesser tariffs for export purposes. This is the reason the goods exported from India get great benefits and competitive markets among the developed countries.

  • Importing Nations Authorizations

The goods to be exported must get authorization from the importing country and clearance from the Custom Board and Quality Control board of that country. The trade agreements between nations help ease the import-export processes. 

Documents Required for the Export of Fruit products from India

For the export of the Fruit jams and jelly requires lots of documents and licenses from different authorities in India and abroad, the following documents are must for the export of Fruit jams and jelly:

  • Company Incorporation Certificate 
  • Bank Details of the Company
  • PAN and GST details of the Company
  • APEDA registration certificate 
  • NPOP certification (Only for organic jams and jelly)
  • IEC licensing and DGFT registration 
  • RCMC from the Export promotion council (EPC) or commodity boards or the Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO).
  • FSSAI licensing certificate 
  • Phytosanitary Certification for certain nations.
  • Narcotics Commissioner certification 
  • Permission from the Ministry of Agriculture 
  • Custom board certification 
  • HS code of the Exporting Fruit products
  • Bill of lading
  • Bill of exchange
  • Letter of credit
  • Proforma invoice
  • Permission letter from the importing Nation.


The export of Fruit jams and jelly requires registration from different authorities ensuring the quality of the goods being exported outside the country and ensuring the maximum compliance measures for the maximum benefits of the Company such as an extra benefit for the organic production of the fruits and jams and tagging of the same from the NPOP. Get detailed information relating to compliance measures and export mechanisms from the Corpseed Expert team as the entire process is quite challenging for Startups and Beginners.

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