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APEDA Registration: Filing And Tracking

calendar18 Feb, 2023
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APEDA Registration: Filing And Tracking

Under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act of 1985, the Indian government set up the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority is the main organization for promoting agricultural and processed food export. Its main goal is to increase and improve India’s agricultural and processed food exports. Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority registration is mandatory for all Indian exporters dealing with scheduled products. To register, you must fill out an application and send it to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. After that, you will get an APEDA Registration Certificate. This study will discuss the filing and tracking process for APEDA registration.

What are Scheduled Products?

Scheduled products are the products that are regulated by Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. The list of scheduled products includes:

  • Fruits, Vegetables and their Products
  • Meat & Meat Products
  • Poultry and Poultry Products
  • Dairy Products
  • Confectionery, Biscuits & Bakery Products
  • Honey, Jaggery & Sugar Products
  • Cocoa & its Products, chocolates of all kinds
  • Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cereal and Cereal Products
  • Pickles, Chutneys, and Papads

Advantages of APEDA Registration 

APEDA registration offers several advantages to Indian exporters, some of which are: 

  1. Access to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority’s marketing assistance scheme that helps exporters to promote their products in international markets. 
  2. Eligibility for financial assistance for participating in trade fairs, exhibitions, and buyer-seller meets organized by Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority or other government agencies. 
  3. Assistance in resolving issues related to the export of agricultural and processed food products 
  4. Access to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority’s database of exporters and buyers of agricultural and processed food products, which can be helpful in finding new business opportunities.
  5. Increased credibility & trust in the eyes of foreign buyers as Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority registration ensures that the exported products meet international quality standards. 

Eligibility For APEDA Registration

To be eligible for APEDA registration, an exporter must fulfil the following criteria:

  • The exporter must be an Indian citizen or a registered company under the Indian Companies Act 1956[1].
  • The exporter must be engaged in the export of scheduled products.
  • The exporter must have a Permanent Account Number (PAN) card issued by the Income Tax Department.
  • The exporter must have a valid bank account in India.
  • The exporter must have a valid Goods and Services Tax (GST) registration certificate.

Documents Required For APEDA Registration

For an exporter to apply for APEDA registration, they must provide the following documents:

  • Copy of the PAN card.
  • Copy of the GST registration certificate.
  • Copy of the bank certificate or cancelled cheque.
  • Copy of the IEC (Import Export Code) certificate issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade.
  • Copy of the Incorporation Certificate, if the exporter is a company.
  • Copy of the partnership deed, if the exporter is a partnership firm.
  • Copy of the proprietorship declaration, if the exporter is a proprietorship firm.

Filing for APEDA Registration

The filing process for APEDA registration is straightforward. The applicant needs to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority website (https://apeda.gov.in/apedawebsite/index.html) and click on the “Online Registration” option.

Step 2: Click on the “New User Registration” option to create a new account.

Step 3: After creating the account, log in to the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority website using the credentials.

Step 4: Select the “Apply for Registration” option.

Step 5: Fill in the registration form with all the necessary details, including the applicant’s name, address, email id, contact number, and the details of the scheduled product being exported.

Step 6: Upload the necessary documents, such as the PAN card, GST registration certificate, and bank account information.

Step 7: Pay the registration fee online.

Step 8: Submit the application.

After submitting the application, the applicant will receive an acknowledgement receipt from Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. The processing time for the registration application is typically around 7-10 working days.

After the application has been approved, the applicant will receive the APEDA Registration Certificate. The certificate is an important document that is required for export transactions. The certificate contains the following details:

  • Name and address of the exporter
  • Details of the scheduled product being exported
  • Date of issue and validity of the certificate
  • Registration number
  • Digital signature of the issuing authority

The APEDA Registration Certificate is good for five years from the date it was given out. After the registration is no longer valid, the exporter must file a new application with Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority to renew it.

Tracking APEDA Registration Status

The person who wants to sign up for Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority can check on the status of their application online after they have sent it in. The steps to track the application status are given below:

Step 1: Visit the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority website and click on the “Online Registration” option.

Step 2: Click on the “Track Application Status” option.

Step 3: Enter the application number and the registered email id.

Step 4: Click on the “Submit” button.

The applicant will be able to see the status of the application on the screen. The status of the application can be one of the following:

Pending: The application is under review by Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority.

Approved: The application has been approved, and the applicant will receive the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Registration Certificate soon.

Rejected: The application has been rejected, and the applicant will receive a notification with the reason for rejection.

Renewal of APEDA Registration

The renewal process of APEDA registration is similar to the filing process. The applicant needs to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority website and click on the “Online Registration” option.

Step 2: Log in to the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority website using the credentials.

Step 3: Select the “Renewal” option.

Step 4: Fill in the renewal form with all the necessary details.

Step 5: Upload the necessary documents, such as the PAN card, GST registration certificate, and bank account information.

Step 6: Pay the renewal fee online.

Step 7: Submit the application.

After submitting the application, the applicant will receive an acknowledgement receipt from Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. The processing time for the renewal application is typically around 7-10 working days.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Indian exporters of agricultural and processed food products on the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority list must be registered with APEDA. The registration process is easy, and you can do it online as long as you meet the requirements, give the required documents, and pay the registration fee. Registration with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority has a number of benefits, such as help with marketing and finances and access to Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority’s database of exporters and buyers. Moreover, the registration ensures that the exported products meet international quality standards, which increases the credibility and trust in the eyes of foreign buyers.

The APEDA registration certificate is good for five years. After that, the exporter must file a new application with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority to renew the registration. The renewal process is similar to the filing process, and the exporter can follow the same steps to renew the registration.

APEDA registration is a crucial step for Indian exporters who want to export agricultural and processed food products. It not only ensures the quality of the exported products but also provides various benefits to the exporters. Therefore, Indian exporters dealing with scheduled products should obtain the APEDA registration certificate to expand their business in international markets.

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