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Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an agency of Government of India constituted under Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985 to further the development of export of scheduled products by way of providing financial assistance, information, statistics, formulating standards & implementing it leading to the development of scheduled products.
The purpose of APEDA is to promote export & development of schedule products, to achieve these various objective functions have been assigned by the central government to this body. The central Government is the controlling authority of this body. The authority needs to carry out the direction given to them, and it implements 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 the provision of any other law enforceable for the time being.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APEDA REGISTRATION
Duly signed an application form
Copy of Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T.
Bank Certificate duly signed by the authorities
Bank A/c. statement of the bank account of the firm (for latest two months)
APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the following scheduled products:
Fruits, Vegetables, and their Products.
Meat and Meat Products.
Poultry and Poultry Products.
Confectionery, Biscuits, and Bakery Products.
Honey, Jaggery, and Sugar Products.
Cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds.
Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages.
Cereal and Cereal Products.
Groundnuts, Peanuts, and Walnuts.
Pickles, Papads, and Chutneys.
Floriculture and Floriculture Products.
Herbal and Medicinal Plants.
In addition to this, APEDA has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor the import of sugar.
BENEFITS OF APEDA REGISTRATION
It’s a mandatory registration by the exporters of scheduled products.
It is a one-time registration and can be renewed every five years.
It enables the registered exporter to apply for financial assistance schemes of APEDA.
It enables registered members to participate in training programs organized in various aspects of the Industries for scheduled products.