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How do you get an APEDA license?

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To start an agri-business in India and export agricultural products to international markets, it is necessary to obtain an APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) license. APEDA is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, responsible for promoting and developing exports of agricultural and processed food products from India.

Here are the steps to obtain an APEDA license in India:

Determine Eligibility: The first step to obtain an APEDA license is to check whether your business is eligible to apply for it. The following entities can apply for an APEDA license:

  • Individuals

  • Partnership firms

  • Private and public limited companies

  • Cooperatives

  • Corporations

  • Exporters

  • Manufacturer-exporters

Register on the APEDA website: Once you have determined your eligibility, you need to register on the APEDA website by creating a user ID and password.

Fill out the online application form: After registering on the website, fill out the online application form with accurate details. You need to provide information such as your name, address, email ID, phone number, type of business, and details of the products you intend to export.

Attach Required Documents: You need to attach the following documents with the application form:

  • PAN card

  • GST registration certificate

  • Bank account details

  • Import-export code (IEC) certificate

  • Registration certificate of the business entity

  • Memorandum of association (MOA) and articles of association (AOA) for companies

  • Partnership deed for partnership firms

  • Certificate of incorporation for private limited companies

  • Board resolution for public limited companies

  • Pay the fees: After attaching the required documents, pay the application fees online.

Inspection: Once you have submitted the application form and fees, an inspection team from APEDA will visit your premises to verify the information provided in the application. The team will check the infrastructure, storage facilities, and quality control measures at your premises.

Grant of License: If the inspection team is satisfied with the infrastructure and quality control measures at your premises, you will be granted an APEDA license.

In conclusion, obtaining an APEDA license is essential for any agri-business in India that wishes to export agricultural products to international markets. It is a simple and straightforward process that involves registering on the APEDA website, filling out the application form, attaching the required documents, paying the fees, and undergoing an inspection. By following the steps mentioned above, you can obtain an APEDA license and start exporting your products to international markets.


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