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APEDA Renewal Process Online

Online Legal India LogoBy Online Legal India Published On 23 Jan 2021 Updated On 06 Nov 2021 Category APEDA

Agriculture & Processed food products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a government-regulated body which is operating under the Ministry of commerce & industry. With the help of APEDA registration in India, one could easily export their scheduled agricultural products in the international market. But every business entity should apply for APEDA Renewal after every 5 years of its registration.

Who is required to have APEDA license registration?

According to APEDA Act, 1985 every individual/business entity involved in the export for one or more scheduled products should opt for APEDA registration. As per the act mentioned it should be renewed before the expiry of one month from the date on which he undertakes such exports or before the expiry of three months from the date this act came into force, whichever is later.

A person can register themselves as a ‘merchant exporter’ or a ‘manufacturer’ to avail the APEDA license registration in India.


Some of the scheduled products specified under the APEDA act are:


  1. Fruits, vegetables and their products,
  2. Meat and meat products,
  3. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages,
  4. Cereals and Cereal products,
  5. Groundnuts, peanuts and walnuts,
  6. Pickles, chutneys and papads,
  7. Guar Gum,
  8. Floriculture and floriculture products,
  9. Poultry and poultry products,
  10. Dairy products,
  11. Confectionary, biscuits and bakery products,
  12. Honey, jaggery and sugar products,
  13. Cocoa and all its products including chocolates of all kinds,
  14. Herbal and medicinal plants.


1. Basmati Rice

Documents Required for APEDA Renewal Process

For Merchant or Trader


For Merchant cum Manufacturers

Self-certified copy of the Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T.


Self-certified copy of the Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T.


Bank Certificate duly signed by the Authorities


Bank Certificate duly signed by the Authorities


Registered APEDA License


Registered APEDA License



FSSAI Certificate (clearly mentioning the product list and business name)


Benefits of APEDA Registration

  •  Quality Maintainance: Obtain guidelines on improving the packaging and marketing of the Scheduled Products to be exported.
  • Free training Sessions: Attend training sessions conducted by APEDA in various aspects of the industries connected with the Scheduled Products.
  • Enrolled: Get enlisted under the Exporters Directory available on the government portal of APEDA website.
  •  Branding: Brand publicity can be done by advertising and promoting the products with the APEDA registration.

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