How to get RCMC from Export Promotion Councils

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How to get RCMC from Export Promotion Councils of India


Registration Cum Membership Certificate- RCMC. What is RCMC? Why do you require an RCMC?


I have written a separate article about the importance of obtaining Registration Cum Membership Certificate in this web blog. Please read the said article to know more about RCMC – Registration cum Membership Certificate.


Here, we discuss about the name of departments who issues Registration Cum Membership Certificate – RCMC.


This information helps exporters in handling various products to approach authorities who promote exports on the respective fields. If you are a new exporter, select your Export promotion council and approach them to get necessary assistance.


Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
Animal Products, Cereals, Floriculture and Seeds, Fruits and Vegetables, Processed Fruits and Vegetables, Other Processed Food

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Apparel Export Promotion Council:
Readymade Garment excluding Woolen knitwear and of leather, silk, jute hemp.

Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
Basic chemicals namely drugs and Fine chemical Dyes Intermediate, Alcohol and coal Tar Chemicals, Organic chemicals, Agro-chemicals, Glycerin, Soaps, Detergents Cosmetics & Toiletries, Processed Talc. Agarbathi, Essential Oils, Dehydrated Culture Meida and crude.

Carpet Export Promotion Council: Handmade/Woolen Carpets, Rugs, Durries, Druggets and Namdhas including handmade Silk carpets.

Cashew Export Promotion Council of India: Cashew, Kernels.

Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council: Chemicals and Allied Products namely, Glass and Ceramics Paints, Rubber products including Tyres and Tubes, Paper and Paper Products including Books , Journals, Periodicals, Safety Matches, Fire Works and Explosives, cement Products Marble, chips Adhesive Shellac-compound Photo-typeset Films and micro films, Wood Products.

Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council: Cotton Textiles

Coffee Board: Coffee

Coir Board: coir and coir products

lectronic & Computer Software Export Promotion Council:Electronic, goods, Computer Software and related services.

Engineering Export Promotion Council:Engineering Goods, Stainless Steel Products Fabricated Mica, Mica based Engineering products and Construction Services.

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Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council:Gems and Jewellery

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts:Handicrafts

Handloom Export Promotion Council:Handloom Products

Handicrafts & Handloom Export Corporation:Handicrafts & Handlooms

Office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms : Promotion of Handlooms Export abroad.

Development Commissioner for Iron Steel:Promotion of Iron & Steel Exports abroad.

Indian Silk Export Promotion Council:All Natural silk fabrics made ups, garments machine made carpets

Council for Leather Export:Finished Leather, Lexprocil Leather goods, Chrome tanned hides and skins, Chrome tanned crust leather, E.I. tanned hides and skins and E.I. crust Leather

Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA):Sea Food

Overseas Construction Council of India:Overseas Project Construction and civil Projects Engineering.

Power loom Development and Export Promotion Council:Plastics, toys, Polyester Film and Allied Products, Human Hair and Human Hair Products.

Rubber Board:Rubber and rubber products

Shellac Export Promotion Council:Shexprocil Lac in all its forms.

Sports Goods Export Promotion Council:Sports Goods

Spices Board:spices

Central Silk Board:silk and silk products

Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council:Silk rayon Cellulosic and Non, cellulosic Products, Blended Products from Mixtures of cotton/cellulosic and Nylon/Polyester fiber or yarn, and Acrylic knitwear.

Tea Board:Tea and Tea products

Tobacco Board:Tobacco and Tobacco products
Wool & Woolens Export Promotion Council :
Warmth Woolen Textiles, Hosiery Knitwear, Mixed Fabrics and Machine made Woolen Carpets and Rugs and Druggets Flex Yarn and Flex Products Acrylic, Knitwear.

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If your product or service has not been included in the above, you can approach Regional Licensing Authority to get Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) for your firm.


Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), Indian Trade Promotion Organization, National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) and other agencies also supports exporters and importers in India.


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tajmahalproduct: Awesome information. I was just looking for such valuable list which I got from your blog .Thank you so much this blog.

Diego Sequeira: I request you to please inform me the contact details with complete address of Export Promotion Council for "Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA)". I resides at Thane, so please inform me the nearest contact or whatever is available.

jay krishn yadav: How many Amount Of DD make For Registration Cum-Membershif Certificate. any One Can Help About This Matter.

jenis : If I have fieo membership.... do i need spices board certificate to export spices...

Salman Haider: Great job!! I want to know how we can apply for Export Promotion Council for handicrafts jewelry product. Thank you.

Dr.RAJENDRA PRASAD UPADHYAY ,MAXCOR AGRO AND ALLIEDS: Sir, I wants RCMC Certificate for food grans Export.

Madhu Sudhanan Pillai: I request you to please inform me the contact details of some buyers from any country for rubber products. (i.e. Hollow mats, cow mats, stud mats pvc coir mats, )

Geetha: I have started the merchant export business, I have registered in APEDA and Coconut Board. If I should register in FIEO necessary. Kindly clarify

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Geetha, The functions of FIEO is different than Coconut Board/APEDA. So I suggest you to register with FIEO also to have more information and guidelines to boost your exports.

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Salman Haider, Please read


NIMESH: Dear Sir, I am new exporter just started,i got my IEC Code,now i want to deal in All Indian Spices,Dehydrated vegetables(Onion,Garlic etc),Peanut Butter,Mango Pulp,& Edible Salt. Now, Please Guide me which RCMC is must for me,which i need to registered, Either APEDA,SPICE BOARD OF INDIA,IEPEC Or another one does i need to register with one of them or for different product i have to register separately,Please Guide me?? Moreover how these RCMC is important to us???

Sridhar: Sir, suppose if we do multiple product export, do we really need to register multiple promotion council or we do have any single registry. And also kindly let me know what is FIEO. Thanks SridharS

Gaurav Jain: HI, We are traders and exporting differnet items like automobile spare parts,Gensets ,Tractors & we may export any item asked by the buyer & we want to registered n be a member of Export Promotion..please confirm us the way of registeration and provide us a form for Trader to be registered. Regards Gaurav jain

v v n reddy: Dear Sir We have registered a company for export of agricultural products. We intend to export various types viz., grains, cereals, edible nuts, fruits, vegetables etc. We approached Sales Tax Officer, he said that "you need to mention each product in the application form". We informed that we can mention "export of agricultural & processed food products" but he is not agreeing. Where as in IEC application form we have mentioned activity as "import/export of agricultural and processed food products". The application has been submitted and waiting for IECode. What need to be mentioned in the application form of Sales Tax as well in the application form of "APEDA" Please advice. thanks v v n reddy

S.Joseph stalin: What is the difference between RCMC from Export Promotion Council and Federation of Import Export Organization

waseem akram khan: hi i want export food ,rice,grains ,all food ,fruts,and vegitable product,.which is make by my it is possible. for export country is saudi ,dubai,iran,usa,china,singapor,japan,thailand ,which document is required for export. thank you 9969619733

sambamurthy: Hi We want to exports of A/C Machines, could you please guide we are under which authority to approach. Highly appreciate in this regards

Srinivas Pothuganti: I am from Maharashtra,I want apply food grains export licence with rice,please guide me procedures.Above as per given list rice not included.This is most urgent.TKS

dilip bafna : We are Mumbai based private limited company, our company's name is comphub infotech pvt ltd, we deal in laptops, we have imported and exported laptop in past, in the year 2010. We have imported also and exported also. Now we want to export the leather goods, as per custom agent they have informed us that we need to register with RCMC, i have checked your website, but i could not find how do i register the application? Please guide us.

shashi kumar malik: R/sir I have IEC and now I want to do multiple products export,do I need to register multiple promotion council or any single registration?

Admin: Hi Dilip Bafna, You may contact Council for Leather exports for more details to register RCMC

Admin: Hi Dilip Bafna, You may contact Council for Leather exports for more details to register RCMC

Uday Jogani: Dear Sir, Pls advice me that we have to Export Cashew, Spices and Vegetable Oil, then I have to Obtain singe RCMC or for Each Product different RCMC. Thanking You.

Admin: Uday Jogani, Since your products fall under different Export Promotion Councils, please consult with any of the commodity boards to clear your doubt, whether you need to take separate RCMC for each product

Pankaj : Dear Sir, Please describe the difference between EEPC and FIEO. I have membership of EEPC. should I take FIEO membership also. please guide.

D.Prasad: Sir. Recently i started a small unit of human hair processing. I need export licence. Please guide me how to get an export licence. Where should i apply for licence.

S Sakthivel: Sir I am Merchant Exporter, I am using my friend's APEDA login is it ok or otherwise I have to get separate Membership Id in APEDA.Please Clarify And also explain how to get subsidies/incentives from govt., Regards S.Sakthivel

Ramesh R: Dear Sir, I have been selling semi precious stones & Brass statues in my website. In my case, Which council do i need to get RCMC? is this necessary to get RCMC? Thanks, Ramesh R


v n mishra: dear sir,we are the biginners,interested to export miner forest products like madhuca indica seeds, flowers etc.we have already obtained iec code.which council to get RCMC & how, thanking you sir

Souro Ghosh: Sir, We are planning for manufacturing Knitted Gloves made of Cotton, Kevlar, Polly Cotton , Nylon and Ployamide. From which council we should take RCMC and how. Thanks and Regards Souro Ghosh

sumit agrawal: I am a exporter and export wheat ,maize and paddy to Nepal. Do I need to have RCMC?

kumar: hi i want export food ,rice,grains ,all food , which document is required for export. which council rcmc registration

tapas chakraborty: sir,I start a import business Like USA,London,Amharstdram,Nepal,Bangladesh from India - Kokata based.The business items PUJA ITEAM & Puja related books.I need proper guideline & where I get total licencing.Please me proper guide because I new comer in this business world.

Sunil Tanaji Kule: I have to get separate Membership Id in APEDA.Please Clarify And also explain how to get subsidies/incentives from govt., Against the Fresh Fruit, Vegetable items.(Indian Fresh Banana )and other fruit.

Sunil Tanaji Kule: I have to get separate Membership Id in APEDA.Please Clarify And also explain how to get subsidies/incentives from govt., what are the documents require for getting the subsidies from govt.

mohit solanki : sir i want some imformation releted garment exporting. I need some specific information as to what are the procedures for an exporter based in Africa to export to India.(Mainly I need on agri goods and leather etc)..Can you give me a step by step process or else give me some web links where I can get them..

subhash khaitan: We export Jute products and Tea. We have RCMC from Tea Board/EPCH/FIEO. do we need RCMC from JPDEPC as well? We were of the opinion that if we have one main commodity council and FIEO we will not need any further RCMC. Please advise .Thanks

m.subramanian: Dear Sir, We need inquiry for Jute Rugs any Certificate Export purpose and please give anybody procedures.

Arup: Being an export merchandiser, if I want to source glass bottles from a local manufacturer and export, then with which council do I need to register. Also, please confirm, whether it is essential to register .

BADRINATHAN: Sir I have a manufcturing unit at Bawana Indl Area Delhi Manufacture EPDM Gaskets or Autmobile Industries UPVC Doors and Windows Aluminium Profiles I want to export these materials 1. What are the requred process 2. How to contat buyers 3. How to ensure payment 4. Whether Govt of India protet exporter 5. Whether High Commissions have buyers guide n their mission offices

vignesh: Sir , Im planning to export Multi products means i need to reg in FEIO k and any other reg is must for specific promotion council except Feio ? else feio is enough for all the products pls reply

Shakeel: Hi sir this is SHAKEEL from warangal telangana sir I want to export my two products . Turmeric powder & red chillie powder. I need genuine buyers from abroad will u help me to export .

Mukhtar alam: sir I am mukhtar alam i want export Jute Bag kindly provide any information

john: september 25 2015 sir I have IEC and now I want to do multiple products export,do I need to register multiple promotion council or any single registration?

YOVAN: yovan Says : Monday, February 16, 2015 R/sir I have IEC and now I want to do multiple products export,do I need to register multiple promotion council or any single registration?

amol mohandas : Im interested in exporting processed food, vegetables etc. I'm having my own cold storage here. And also have some orders from foreign countries. But I don't have an IEC Code RCMC at present, how best can you help me in getting it.

MUTHU: I registered RCMC in APEDA. still it requires to register in FIEO please clarify

Lion ramasamy: Dear sir,I am new exporter just started I got an IEC no I want to detail about a RCMC&EPC and I want to detail about,how to register to us

Akshay: Hey..Need to understand the importance of RCMC.. I am an auditor and require insight whether every EOU/SEZ is required to obtain RCMC certificate.

Shashikant Gode: i want to export alphanso mangos to usa please guide is my email id Cell No. 9579073355

vignesh: sir I have IE code and am yet to begin exporting coconut to dubai. what are the subsidy i am eligible for and pls tell where and all i have to register my company. to claim for the subsidy

rajan r: I have the RCMC certificate. Can I export ONIONS with this RCMC Certificate ? Is it necessary the APEDA Certificate for the ONION Export ? APEDA & RCMC both are same ?

Ajay: where to registar my RCMC , whether with APEDA or FIEO. which is more benificial. please share.

Indus Impex : we are from INDUS IMPEX newly started, we want to know few thing related to importing gold from ghaana 1. are eligible to import the gold as we are merchantize exporter. 2. what the RCMCs required to import the gold bars 3.what is the right procedure to import gold. please clarify us.

HIMANSHU NARULA: We are basically export the led lamps to usa so please suggest how we can register the rcmc

Mohan: Dear sir, Kindly let me know weather to export coconut, coconut oil do we need to register in coirboard.

G. Thailambal@Latha: Dear Sir, Iam a new Venture in Export. I want to export Bamboo products,Agri products like Onion and Potato, Apparals like ready made garments. I have got IEC . How register APEDA, EPC,AEPC.How can i register RCMC?

priya: sir, i m new exporter of leather products. i have got IMPORT EXPORT CODE. I need further guidance for obtaing rcmc from export promotion council. kindly clarify.



Rushikesh Shiras : Our organisation is in SEZ - Pune, we have received mail regarding RCMC (Registration-Cum-Membership-Certificate).Can you guide me what is the process to get the said certificate?

Ca Neha Mehta: we are exporting services for software development . is this type of services eligible for duty scrip under SEIS.

rajendrasing patil: I am interested to do turmeric and coriander seeds exporting business.can i have essential to take rcmc certificate

HARDIK RAMANI: If i producing brass products and i want to export my brass products according to customer requirements then in which export promotion council i should registered ?

varun: can we use FIEO RCMC instead of APEDA.

rajesh ingle: Hi, I have IEC code as individual merchant and when i tried to register as Member in APEDA FOR RCMC there is company option to fill, without it the online process is not completed. How cani complete the online regitration process in this case. Best regards Rajesh

RAMESH R PATEL-PATRON MARKETING PVT LTD: R/sir I have IEC and now I want to do multiple products export,do I need to register multiple promotion council or any single registration?

PUNEET: Sir how to apply for RCMC for Jute

Jai Kumar Jain: I want to know which country imports maximum spices

Rajesh R: I am a memeber of Cepexil for past 16years. Now i found that there is no use in being a member of capexil for small scale exporters. Because if my export is for 25lakhs per year, i have to pay Rs18000 as membership fees. Whereas the export promotional help provided for small exporters is NIL from the EPCs. Is it mandatory to be a member of a council to export from INDIA ? Pls clrify my doubt. We are having a valid IEC form DGFT.


Nidhi Kumar: for herbs and medicine export also do i need RCMC no , though i am certified organic via onecert

Vaibhav Mehta: Hello everyone, Can anyone please tell be the procedure for applying for RCMC for carpet exports?

Sorab Tayal: What to do after get IEC code.

monvi: i wnat to RCMC for exports. what is process

monvi: Hello everyone, Can anyone please tell be the procedure for applying for RCMC for carpet exports?

Sanjay: Hi, I want to do multi product imports, can a single IEC code suffice for it? or how can I go for the multi product imports/exports please?

S.VIJAYANANDH: Dear Sir, We are the manufacturer of automotive Lighting Equipment and having export of engineering Service, which council we need to apply.

Akshay: Hello sir, We want to export pomegranate, onion, rice and turmeric powder. Which RCMC should we take? Do we need to take individual RCMC for each board or we can take only FIEO . Let us know

Mohan: We want to trade other brand groceries things and other masala product we need rcmc or other licence

jignesh shah: in which counsil i need to register to export salt and scented candles?

Pronoy Ghosh: While signing up for RCMS through APEDA, erroneously I typed wrong mobile number. But rest of the details are correct. So only email OTP has come. Now when I am giving right mobile number it says IEC is already registered. It seems it is not taking another number and doesn't send the OTP again. What is the solution for this?

Dharamsinh: Sir, I want RCMC for agarbatti.

dilip: I am from Mumbai and want RCMC for wood logs and square blocks. Where to apply?

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IMTIAZ Siddiqui : I want to start package drinking water how to start what is rcmc required please suggest me

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