The APEDA stands for Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority and was established in 1985 as per the prescriptions mentioned in the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act of 1985 aimed at the development and promotion of the export of scheduled products.
AN OVERVIEW: The APEDA stands for Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, and was established in 1985 as per the prescriptions mentioned in the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act of 1985 aimed at the development and the promotion of the export of scheduled products. It has been formed to offer financial assistance, guidelines, and information concerning the development of scheduled products. The products specified under the APEDA ACT are called scheduled products and exporters of such scheduled products are required to register under APEDA.
The objective of APEDA is to promote scheduled product export and to achieve these various functions that have been undertaken by this body under the regulation of the central government. The central government lays down the rules and regulations and implements them through this body for the efficient administration of the APEDA Act.
FUNCTIONS: Authority is assigned with functions as follows: -
1. Registration of exporters of the scheduled products on payment of required fees.
2. Enhancing the marketing scene of scheduled products around the world.
3. Enhancing the packaging of scheduled products.
4. Carrying out an inspection of products for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such products.
5. Promotion of the production and the development of scheduled products in terms of export.
6. Training in multiple aspects of the sector that is interconnected with scheduled products.
7. Collection of statistics from the owners of factories or establishments and publication of such statistics.
8. Development of Scheduled-Products Industries with respect to exports by offering financial assistance along with assistance in conducting surveys and feasibility studies, participation in enquiry capital through joint ventures, other reliefs, and subsidy schemes.
List of Products covered under the APEDA Registration: -
1. Fruits, Vegetables and their Products.
2. Meat and Meat Products.
3. Poultry and Poultry Products.
4. Dairy Products.
5. Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery Products.
6. Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products.
7. Cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds.
8. Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages.
9. Cereal and Cereal Products.
10. Groundnuts, Peanuts and Walnuts.
11. Pickles, Papads and Chutneys.
12. Guar Gum.
13. Floriculture and Floriculture Products.
14. Herbal and Medicinal Plants.
Benefits of Apeda Registration: -
1. whoever registered in APEDA has the opportunity to participate in training programmes organized and held by APEDA for multiple scheduled products and thereby, bringing constant and significant improvements in their business.
2. It helps the exporters in brand publicity through advertisement, packaging development, database up-gradation and surveys etc.
3. Exporters may avail of various financial assistance schemes under the APEDA.
4. To Export the scheduled products, APEDA registration is mandatory.
5. APEDA provides rules, regulations and guidelines to exporters on various products as per the concerned country for export.
Required Documents for APEDA Registration: -
1. Duly signed the Application Form for the APEDA Registration.
2. Copy of the Import-Export Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is mandatory.
3. Bank Certificate that is duly signed by the concerned authorities.
4. Bank account statement of the concerned business.
5. Cancelled cheque.
6. Documents of all directors, partners and proprietors are required.
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