If you wish to become a licensed Fish or Seafood Exporter in India, you must apply for and gain the requisite MPEDA registration certification. MPEDA here stands for Marine Product Export Development Authority. MPEDA issues guidelines to regulate the fish export business in India. Therefore, as a budding Seafood business aspirant, you must gain the requisite certification from MPEDA.
But how to start a Fish Export business in India? To embark on a seafood export business, the applicant must adhere to the standard procedure, as per the Seafood Export Regulations, to get a Seafood Export License with the MPEDA, such as:
The applicant must file for the IEC code at the DGFT website. After gaining the IEC code, the Marine Exporter can apply for the Marine Export Development Authority License.
After gaining the IEC code, the marine applicant must file the MPEDA application for the Seafood Exporter of his choice, manufacturer or mercantile Exporter. Finally, he must carefully draft the e-application and attach the requisite documents for furthering his candidature.
Then, the applicant must upload the documents and submit the application on the MPEDA portal and pay the requisite MPEDA registration fee.
Thereafter, the regional office in command will scrutinize the documents and the received application. During the application assessment, the Examiner will intimate any discrepancies to the exporter license applicant. In case of no discrepancy, the application will be forwarded.
The Examiner will forward the application to the Headquarters if it is in order. After scrutinizing the application, the registration section will recommend the application for Secretary's approval.
After the Secretary's approval, the concerned regional office will print and issue the MPEDA certificate.
As per the Seafood Export Regulations, the registration of the Manufacturer Exporter requires the following certification as well:
Such permits must be arranged first by the Manufacturer's Exporter. But you can apply for such registrations online. The MPEDA empowers the field offices to register the following MPEDA Exporters coming under their jurisdiction:
The registration for Merchant Exporter with the MPEDA requires special online approval from its Secretary. However, he can follow the same procedure for MPEDA registration as other entities.
The MPEDA registration applicant can apply for the license only after registering for the Import-Export Code. Before proceeding with the application, the MPEDA applicant must prepare the documents to be attached to the registration application along with the prescribed fees, such as:
Applicant's Passport Size photograph
Proof of Residence:
The last two are valid for endorsement purposes.
For further details on Seafood Export Business in India, contact the MPEDA experts at Registrationwala.