APEDA is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India, established by an Act of Parliament on 2nd December 1985. Under Section 9 of the APEDA Act, 1985, every exporter must register with the APEDA. This registration is known as RCMC registration, which gives an exporter the required authority to export scheduled products.
RCMC (Registration-Cum-Membership Certificate) Certificate is a certificate issued by the recognized under APEDA Act. The Registration-Cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) is a certificate issued for 5 years by the Export Promotional Councils or commodity board in India. The RCMC Certificate is mandatory for any person intending to export from India any of the specified scheduled products to any country other than Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada, Britain, USA, Russia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, and Gulf Country. The following are the fees and validity of the RCMC: (I) For an RCMC valid up to a maximum period of five years - Rs.5000 + GST TAX (Govt. of APEDA). The RCMC will be valid for five years subject to submission of annual returns."
Step 1 Sign-up >> APEDA.gov.in >> Register as Member" on Home Page.”
Step 2 Fill the Form (IE Code, Company Name, Email ID, Mobile Number, Capture & Submit Button).
Step 3 An OTP (One Time Password) for confirming the details will be sent on E- mail and Mobile number >> Verify the Both & Submit to proceed for application.
Step 4 After filling the fields, the exporter can save the information in between by using the Save button. The exporter can edit the filled data until online payment is not made.
Step 5 The exporter may submit registration fees of Rs. 5000 + GST Tax.
• Credit Card (Master Card and Visa).
• Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa).
Step 6 After completion of Payment process an application number will be generated. Please note the application number for future reference.
Step 7 Following documents are required with application form:
I. For Merchant & Manufacturer exporter: -
• Self-certified copy of Import-Export code issued by D.G.F.T.
Step 8 After the approval of RCMC from APEDA officials, exporter may take printout of their Certificate through their APEDA Login under the heading of “View RCMC Certificate” under RCMC Menu.