The APEDA is known as Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. It was established by the govt. of India under agricultural and processed food products export development authority act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. From 13th Februrary, 1986, the Act (2 of 1986) came into effect by a notification issued in the Gazette of India.


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Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an agency of Government of India constituted to further the development of export of scheduled products by way of providing financial assistance. APEDA is to promote export & development of schedule products, to achieve this objective various functions has been assigned by the central government to this body. The central Government is controlling authority of this body. The authority need to carry out the direction given and to implement the rules framed by the central government for carrying out the purposes & efficient administration of this Act.


Advantages of APEDA Certification

  • It’s a mandatory registration by the exporters of scheduled products (Agriculture and Processed Food Products).
  • It is a one-time registration.
  • It enables the registered exporter to apply for financial assistance schemes of APEDA.
  • It enables registered members to participate in training programmes organised in various aspects of the Industries for scheduled products.


What are the Documents required for APEDA Certification ?

  • Copy of IE Code Licence Issued by DGFT
  • Bank Certificate duly signed by the authorities
  • Cancelled Cheque
  • Bank Account Statement of Bank account of the firm



  • Verification of Documents
  • Filing the Application for APEDA Certification
  • An ISO Conducted based on the documents provided by APEDA Certifying Authority
  • ISO Certification Decision will be taken by the APEDA Authority


What is the process for Professional Tax Registration?

Important points in APEDA Registration

  • To get APEDA registration application shall be obtained from Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
  • Once the application duly filed and paid by the applicant, the authority will issue Registration -Cum- Membership- Certificate (RCMC).
  • The applicant must mention the main line of business at the time of making an application for CMC so that the same can be referred to the relevant commodity board or Export promotion Council relating to that line of business.
Alcoholic Beverages Dept. of Excise Commissioner Cereals DIC / SIA / FSSAI / Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum
Dairy/Poultry/Honey FSSAI/EIC/EIA
Floriculture and seeds Dept. of Horticulture/DIC/SIA/FSSAI
Fruits & Vegetables Dept. Of Agriculture/Horticulture/DIC/SIA/FSSAI
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 FSSAI


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.

APEDA, in its endeavour to augment agro exports, provides financial assistance to registered exporters under the following Schemes

  1. Scheme of Market Development
  2. Scheme of Infrastructure Development
  3. Scheme of Quality Development
  4. Scheme of Transport Assistance and More..

It is only a Licence permitting the export of goods. Therefore, no return is required to be filed under APEDA Licence.

This is a certificate which authenticate that an exporter dealing with certain products is registered with a certain agency/organization authorisied by Government of India. An exporter desiring to obtain a -cum- Membership Certificate (RCMC) shall declare his main line of business in the application which shall be made to the Export Promotion Council ()/Commodity Board relating to that line of business (list of Export Promotion Councils/Commodity Boards) with addresses and other details.


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