Every person exporting any one or more of the Scheduled products shall, before the expiration of one month from the date on which he undertakes such export or before the expiration of three months from the date of coming into force of this section, whichever is later, apply to Authority to be registered as an exporter of the Scheduled product or Scheduled products, Provided that the Authority may, for sufficient reason, extend the time-limit for registration by such period as it thinks fit. Registration once made shall continue to be in force until it is cancelled by the Authority.

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. The Act (2 of 1986) came into effect from 13th February, 1986 by a notification issued in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary: Part-II [Sec. 3(ii): 13.2.1986). The Authority replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC). Under APEDA only License is required. There are no return filing requirements under APEDA.

Scheduled Products under APEDA

Fruits, Vegetables and their Products

Meat and Meat Products

Poultry and Poultry Products

Dairy Products

Groundnuts, Peanuts and Walnuts

Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products

Cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds

Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Cereal and Cereal Products

Guar Gum

Floriculture and Floriculture Products

Herbal and Medicinal Plants

Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery Products

APEDA Registration Online in India
Documents Required for APEDA Registration
  • Application form duly filled, sealed and signed by authorized signatory
  • Self certified copy of Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T. Bank Statement (for latest 2 months) and a cancelled cheque
  • List of Directors/Partners/Proprietor on company’s letterhead in triplicate
  • Self certified copy of PAN issued by Income Tax Department
  • The company should compulsorily mention their e-mail ID, phone and fax number etc. in their application
  • Pvt. Ltd./Public Ltd. Co.’ s/societies should forward a copy of their Memorandum and Article of Association and Partnership firms should forward a copy of partnership deed attested by Notary
Additional Documents (If exporter is Manufacturer)
# Products Certification agencies
1 Floriculture and seeds Dept. of Horticulture/DIC/SIA/FSSAI
2 Fruits & Vegetables Dept. Of Agriculture/ Horticulture/DIC/SIA/FSSAI
3 Groundnut / Pulses / Guargum DIC / SIA / FSSAI / Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum issued by Ministry of MSME
4 Processed Fruits & Vegetables/ Processed Food Products/Meat products/Cereals preparation/ Misc Preparation FSSAI
5 Dairy/Poultry/Honey FSSAI/EIC/EIA
6 Alcoholic Beverage Dept. of Excise Commissioner
7 Cereals DIC / SIA / FSSAI / Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum issued by Ministry of MSME

Procedure for APEDA Registration

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Frequently Asked Questions

After submitting all the requisite documents it will be allotted by APEDA in 10-15 days.

The Agricultural and Processed Food products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an export promotion organization under Ministry of Commerce & Industries, Government of India. It is mandated with the responsibility of promotion and development of the export of its scheduled products.

The Exporters who do not have their Manufacturing/Processing /Growing facility and source the product from others and exports.

Manufacturer exporters are those exporters who manufacture the product in their processing unit and then export.

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

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APEDA has 5 regional offices at Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Guwahati. In addition to this APEDA has also its virtual offices in other states where the regional offices are not there. A list of all the regional and virtual offices is available under icon APEDA Functionaries in Corporate Information section at APEDA website. A list of APEDA officers with their work profile & contacts is also provided under the icon APEDA Functionaries.

APEDA provides financial assistance to its registered member exporters under the following schemes:

  • a) Scheme for Market Development
  • Scheme for Infrastructure Development
  • Scheme for Quality Development
  • Scheme for Research and Development
  • Scheme for Transport Assistance
The details of the Financial Assistance Schemes along with check list for availing financial assistance can be accessed from APEDA website under icon Financial Assistance Schemes in section Trade Information.