RCMC means the Registration Cum Membership Certificate issued by the Export Promotion Council or the Commodity Board. Any exporter intending to deal with the restricted goods are mandated to obtain the RCMC registration from the Export Promotion Council or the Commodity Board established in line with the products. The Certificate authenticates that an exporter dealing with a certain product is registered with a certain agency or authority authorised by the Government of India.
Who should obtain APEDA registration?
Every person who is an exporter of Scheduled Products shall obtain APEDA registration. A person can be registered either as a merchant exporter or as a manufacturing exporter.
List of Scheduled Products
The Following Products Are Listed As Scheduled Products Or Restricted Products Under APEDA Act:
Floriculture and seeds
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Why APEDA registration? Benefits
APEDA Registration Is Mandatory For All Exports Of Scheduled Products. Through APEDA Registration, An Exporter Can:
Obtain guidelines on improving the packaging and marketing of the Scheduled Products to be exported.
Attend training sessions conducted by APEDA in various aspects of the industries connected with the Scheduled Products.
Get enlisted under the Exporters Directory available on the APEDA website.
Get brand publicity by advertising and promoting the products with the APEDA registration.
Documents required for RCMC registration
Details of registered office, head office and branch office.
Duly signed and sealed copy of application form.
Self-certified copy of Import Export Code (IEC) issued by the Director-General of Foreign Trade.
Bank certificate in the prescribed form to support the financial soundness of the applicant.
Certified copy of MOA (in case of a company) or partnership deed (in case of partnership firm) or trust deed/Memorandum of Rules & regulations (in case of trust/society).
In the case of merchant exporter, substantial proof for the arrangements made with the manufacturer. And in case of manufacturer exporter,
self-certified copy of registration of the company from relevant certification agencies.
Details of registration with other Export Promotion Council/Commodity Board, if any.
Details of the licence issued by any sponsoring authority (DGTD, State Director of Industries etc.)
APEDA Registration Fees
Rs. 5000 (exclusive of GST).
Payment can be made either online (credit/debit cards) or Offline (Demand Draft in favour of APEDA payable in respective cities of APEDA Offices).
Government fees paid will be refunded by the registering authority in case of refusal of registration.
Validity of registration
The registration once provided by the APEDA Authorities shall be valid until it is cancelled by the authorities.
Once registered, the exporter is obliged to intimate any change in its name, address, ownership, constitution etc.
APEDA online registration process
Once all the documents are provided to us online, our experts will work on the application and will get you the APEDA registration certificate.
When can the registration be cancelled?
The registration can be cancelled by the authority upon:
Furnishing false information.
Breach of rules by the registering authority.
Breach of conditions imposed in the certificate of registration.
Failure to export the scheduled product for 12 consecutive months
Marine Products Export Development Authority
In 1972, Government of India (GoI) introduced Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to diversify aquaculture, promote marine product industry for exports, regulate exports of marine products, ensure sustainable and quality in the production of seafood. MPEDA acts as a nodal agency to develop, expand and improve the quality of the seafood industry by collaborating with other governments and meeting the requirement of the seafood across the globe.
The marine industry in India plays a major role in creating a huge demand in international trade, generating employment opportunities and valuable foreign exchange earnings. The export products are distributed by top countries such as Japan, United States of America, European Union and South-West Asia.
MPEDA was set up under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972 (No.13 of 1972) by GoI. Though the initial stages recorded a slow growth, it expanded drastically expanded in several phases after 1985 which directly resulted in boosting the economic growth, increased trade in seafood products, socio-cultural and technological developments and economic developments for a sustainable livelihood.
The increased export of seafood through international trade created a drastic change in Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) to regulate and implement as per the changes to the global trade environment, revised trade agreements of World Trade Organisation (WHO) and Non-agricultural market access (NAMA).
The revised trade agreements led MPEDA to develop new bilateral and regional negotiations that formed Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPA), tariff measures, non-tariff measures, subsidies and eco-labelling. MPEDA also provides financial assistance to all stakeholders in fishery sectors through the online portal to increase infrastructure and export production.
Missions of MPEDA
To coordinate with all stakeholders across the globe to increase the value chain of seafood export
To implement regulations that would provide increased trade performance, subsidy measures and improve eco-labels on trade
Objectives of MPEDA
Promote marine products industry to increase the export production in the international market as per FTP
To promote all varieties of marine products for export
Create a platform to notify the new measures and standards for fishing vessels, storage units, processing plants and conveyances
Increase the economic stability for all stakeholders and create a sustainable livelihood
Provide certificates for exporters, farmers and fishermen to help avail benefits, identify illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
Increase marketing and infrastructure to upgrade technology and develop marketing strategies
Improve the quality of production by implementing training and research centres
To implement schemes to provide support for industries and stakeholders
To implement code of conduct for responsible fishing to create employment opportunities, recreation, global trade and increasing economic standards
Key functions of MPEDA
Promoting Indian marine products in international markets
Collaborating with WTO for better trade relations
Developing infrastructure and technology for preserving and modernising the quality by implementing schemes
Increase the productivity of fishing by deep-sea fishing projects, joint ventures and upgradation of machinery
Carries out inspection of marine products, raw materials to implement regulations and specifications to maintain the quality of seafood for international markets
Provide training through research centres for aquaculture farmers to improve the quality of export production
Provides services to protect and increase the reproductive rate of important species in aquatic life
Services by MPEDA
MPEDA provides services such as certification, training and disputes settlement in the international market. Certification from MPEDA are provided to the following members:
Documents Required for Registration
Proof of documents related to the registered company or firm
Documents of directors, partners and partnership agreement
Original registration certificate
Total investment for the company and title deed
Details of the applicant such as Driver License, PAN card, Aadhar card
Details of foreign trade agreements (if any)
All certificates form corporation and emission offices
EIA Code for the registered plant
SSI Registration number
Copy of the Certificate of the Importer Code (IEC) issued DGFT
Detailed Project Report (DPR)
Three years’ Balance Sheet authorised by CA