Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a government organization established in 1985 through an act that is agricultural processed food products export development authority act 1986.


The product specified under the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) act is called schedule products and exporters of such product are required registered under (APEDA). It provides a guideline, information, financial assistance, towards the development of scheduled products.

Its objective is to promote schedule products export and to achieve these various functions has been undertaken by this body under the regulation of the central government. Central government lays down the rule and regulation and implements through this body for the efficient administration of Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) act.


Functions of APEDA

What Are The Functions of Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA):

  • Registration of exporters of scheduled products.

  • Setting the rule and regulation 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 the survey, feasibility studies etc.

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of a scheduled product such as fruit, vegetable, meat, poultry products etc

Registration Process

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) Registration process:


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

Advantages of APEDA

What Are The Advantages of Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (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 and surveys etc
  • Provides guidelines to exporters about the various  products and countries for export
  • Registered members can participate in training programmes organized by APEDA for various scheduled products and thereby improve their business.

Documents Required

What Are The Documents required for APEDA Certification

  • Copy of import-export code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

  • Bank certificate duly signed by the authorities.
  • If 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 partnership deed, and if the applicant is registered as 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.
Floriculture and seeds Dept. of Horticulture
Fruits & Vegetables Dept. Of Agriculture
Dept of Horticulture/
Groundnut / Pulses / Guargum DIC / SIA / FSSAI / 
Udyog Aadhaar 
Memorandum issued by Ministry of MSME
Processed Fruits & Vegetables/ Processed Food Products/Meat products/Cereals preparation/ Misc. Preparation Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
Dairy/Poultry/Honey FSSAI/EIC/EIA
Alcoholic Beverages Dept. of Excise Commissioner Cereals DIC / SIA / FSSAI / 
Udyog Aadhaar 

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