What is Apeda?


APEDA or Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority is a government organization, established in 1985 through an act for the development and promotion of export for the scheduled products. The schedules products are the one that are mentioned under the APEDA act and the exporters of these products are required to be registered under APEDA. This organization is liable to provide financial assistance, information and guidelines for the development of scheduled products.

APEDA registration is necessary as it is responsible for export promotion and development of scheduled products such as Vegetables, Fruits, Poultry products, Meat, dairy products, biscuits, confectionery, bakery products, jaggery, honey, and sugar products, chocolates, cocoa products, floriculture products, pickles, papads, and chutneys, etc.


Objectives of Apeda


The purpose of 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 needs 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. This Act is an additional provision and is not a relaxation of provision of any other law enforceable for the time being.


Benefits of Apeda Registration


1. It’s a mandatory registration by the exporters of scheduled products.
2. It is a one-time registration.
3. It enables the registered exporter to apply for financial assistance schemes of APEDA.
4. It enables registered members to participate in training programmes organised in various aspects of the Industries for scheduled products.


Rietway Consultants Apeda License Package


The Services which are included in our package are as Follows:
✅ Drafting of Documents
✅ Application Filing
✅Application Processing
✅Paying Government Fees
✅Apeda License


Documents Required for Obtaining Apeda License


1. Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card of Proprietor/ Partners/ Director
2. Certificate of Incorporation & MOA
3. PAN Card
4. Food License
5. Import Export Code Issued by DGFT
6. Cancelled Cheque
7. Latest two months Bank account statement


Apeda License Procedure


Step -1 Arrange all Required Documents: The first step is to arrange all the documents and send the same over the email / WhatsApp to us. Once all the Documents are Received, we will Start the Further Process.
Step - 2: Preparation of Documents: The Next Step is Preparation of Documents to be Submitted at Department.
Step - 3: Filling Of Application For Apeda : The next Step is Filling Of Application For Apeda License.
Step - 4: Approval: After approval of the application, Department Issues Apeda License.

When can the registration be cancelled?

The registration can be cancelled by the authority upon:
1. Furnishing false information.
2. Breach of rules by the registering authority.
3. Breach of conditions imposed in the certificate of registration.
4. Failure to export the scheduled product for 12 consecutive months.

Which Products are to be Registered under Apeda?
1. Floriculture and seeds
2. Fruits & Vegetables
3. Groundnut/Pulses/Guargum
4. Processed Fruits & Vegetables/ Processed Food Products/Meat products/Cereals preparation/ Misc. Preparation
5. Dairy/Poultry/Honey
6. Alcoholic Beverages
7. Cereals


FAQ on Apeda License


Q1. Why is Apeda Registration Required?
If you produce agri-products and wish to export these products, then it is mandatory to get it registered under APEDA.

Q2. What is the Validity of Apeda License?
Once issued, the APEDA certificate remains valid up to 5 years.

Q3. Do you Need to Renew Apeda License?
Once issued, the APEDA certificate remains valid up to 5 years.

Q4, Do one Need to File Monthly Returns under Apeda?
It is only a license permitting the export of goods. Therefore, no return is required to be filed under APEDA License.