Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an agency of Government of India constituted under Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act,1985 to further the development of export of scheduled products by way of providing financial assistance, information, statistics, formulating standards & implementing it leading to the development of scheduled products. The products specified under the APEDA ACT are called schedule products.
All the exporters of scheduled product(s) need to register themselves with APEDA. The application for registration shall be made within a month from the date of an undertaking of such export unless the time limit for aforesaid registration is extended by the Authority for sufficient cause. This registration is one-time registration and shall be valid and subsisting unless it is cancelled by the Authority.