APEDA-RCMC (Registration Cum Membership Certificate)

Any exporter who intends to deal with restricted commodities must receive RCMC. The Certificate verifies that an exporter dealing with a specific product is registered with a government-approved agency or authority. Get your APEDA for just Rs. 2,999. To begin the procedure, pay only 1,499*/- now and the remainder when processing begins.  APEDA Govt fees is 5000 (exclusive of GST)

Documents required

  • Duly signed application form
  • Self Certified copy of IEC
  • Certified Copy of MOA
  • Bank statement

Restricted/Scheduled products under APEDA

  • Floriculture and seeds              
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Processed foods
  • Animal products
  • Organic products
  •  Cereals

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APEDA registration for exports of agricultural products.

An Overview- Online APEDA registration in India

The Agricultural and Processed Food Goods Export Development Authority, or APEDA, was founded in 1985 in line with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985, with the purpose of promoting and developing the export of scheduled products.

The Agricultural and Processed Food Items Export Development Authority/ APEDA seeks to promote the export of scheduled products in accordance with the APEDA Act and the directives of the Central Government. Registration with APEDA is essential for exports of scheduled items.

Benefits of getting APEDA registration to exporters

The benefits of exporters getting an APEDA registration

The export of scheduled items must be registered under the APEDA Act.

Exporters can use APEDA's several financial help packages.

It helps exporters promote their brands through advertising, package design, database improvements, and surveys, among other methods.

Registered members may participate in APEDA-sponsored training programmes for a range of planned items, helping them to expand their businesses.

APEDA online registration process

Exporters can submit an application online by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Navigate to the APEDA website and select "Member Registration" from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter the required information, including your CODE, email address, and phone number, and then click the submit button.
  • An One-Time Password will be sent to your e-mail address and cellphone number; this password must be entered on the verification screen prior to pressing the Submit button.
  • After the verification is complete, complete the online application and upload the necessary papers. Documents should be saved in JPEG, PDF, or PNG format only.
  • The online application can be completed in several sessions by returning to the website with the provided OTP and logging in. Once the information has been put into the relevant areas, save the data. Until you make an online payment, you may modify the information you've provided.
  • The registration fees is Rs. 5,000 (excluding taxes) and may be paid using any of the following methods: a) Credit card (MasterCard and Visa), b) Debit card (MasterCard and Visa), or c) Demand draught payable to "APEDA" in the relevant cities.
  •  An application number will be produced upon the completion of the payment procedure. You will need this application number in the future.
  • After the RCMC has been issued, the exporter's registered email address will get login credentials. On the APEDA website, exporters can access their accounts by clicking the "Exporter Login" option.
  • Until the application is issued, the status of the RCMC application can be tracked by clicking the "Track Application" link and providing the IE Code and Application number.
  • If the application contains any deficiencies, the exporter must monitor the application's status and resubmit the document online.
  • The final step is for APEDA authorities to authorise RCMC, after which the Certificate may be accessed by logging onto APEDA and selecting "View RCMC Certificate" under the RCMC Menu.

APEDA Scheduled products.

The following goods are listed as scheduled products under the APEDA Act:

  • Meat and meat products
  • Fruits and vegetables, as well as their by-products
  • Poultry and poultry-related items
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Products made from honey, jaggery, and sugar
  • Bakery items, confectionery, and biscuits
  • Cocoa and its derivatives, such as chocolates of many kinds.
  • walnuts, peanuts, and groundnuts
  • Cereals and cereal-related items
  • Chutneys, pickles, and papads
  • Beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Guar gum
  • Medicinal and herbal plants
  • Floriculture and the products of floriculture

Documents required for APEDA registration.

The following documentation is necessary for APEDA Registration:

  • Completed APEDA Registration Application Form with proper signature.
  • A copy of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade's Import-Export Code.
  • A bank certificate signed by the appropriate authorities.
  • Account statement for the firm's bank account for the last two months.
  • Invalidated Check



What is APEDA stand for?

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985 establishes APEDA as a government-run organisation. It aims to assist industries involved in the export of Scheduled goods.

What are the appropriate government registration costs for APEDA?

The appropriate registration costs for APEDA are 5,000. (excluding GST).

What does the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act , 1985 seek to accomplish?

It seeks to support industries involved in the export of Scheduled items by offering financial assistance and export information.

. What do you mean by the Commodity Board's RCMC approval?

The Commodity board or the Export Promotion council issues RCMC (Registration Cum Membership Certificate). The exporters are required to export the listed items.5.

Who is necessary to obtain an APEDA certification?

Under the APEDA Act, it is obligatory for industries that export Scheduled ite6.ms.

What is the definition of Scheduled Products?

Scheduled items are those enumerated under the APEDA Act of 1985.

. What is the duration of validity for the APEDA RCMC certificate?

The APEDA certificate has a 5-year validity period. Every five years, the exporter must seek to renew his APEDA certificate.

What papers are necessary to obtain an APEDA Registration Certificate?

Documents required for APEDA Registration are listed above.

Who is responsible for regulating APEDA registration?

The Export Promotion Council or Commodity Board, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is the controlling authority for APEDA Registration.

What goods are listed in the schedule products list?

The following goods are listed as scheduled products under the APEDA Act:
1) Meat and meat products
2) Fruits, vegetables, and their derivatives
3) Poultry and associated products
(4) Milk and dairy items
(5) Honey, jaggery, and sugar-based products
6) Bakery products, candies, and cookies
7) Cocoa and its derivatives, including a variety of chocolates.
8) Walnuts, groundnuts, and peanuts
9) Cereals and associated products
10) Pickles, chutneys, and papads
11) Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages
12) Guar gum
13) Herbal and medicinal plants
14) Floriculture and floricultural goods


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