How to export coffee from India

How to export coffee from India? 

India is the seventh-largest coffee producer in the world, with an annual production of over 300,000 metric tons. The major coffee-growing regions in India are the Western Ghats and the Nilgiri Hills in the south. The main types of coffee grown in India are Arabica and Robusta. India’s coffee industry has huge potential for export, particularly to European and American markets.

Benefits of exporting coffee from India: Exporting coffee from India can be a lucrative business opportunity for farmers, traders, and exporters. It can help in diversifying revenue streams, accessing new markets, and boosting the Indian economy. Additionally, Indian coffee is known for its unique flavor and aroma, which can be a selling point for overseas buyers.

Purpose and scope of the blog post: This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive guide on how to export coffee from India. It will cover various aspects of coffee export, including regulations, finding buyers, processing, packaging, challenges, and opportunities.

Table of Content

  1. Legal Regulations and Requirements for Coffee Export
  2. Licensing requirements for coffee export from India
  3. Role of Coffee board – Finding Buyers for Indian Coffee
  4. How Professional Utilities can help in setting up of Coffee export business from scratch?
  5. Frequently asked Questions

Export policies and regulations: 

The government of India has formulated various policies and regulations to promote coffee export. These include the Foreign Trade Policy, the Coffee Act, and the Coffee Board of India. Exporters need to comply with these regulations and obtain various licenses and permits to export coffee.

Quality standards and certifications for coffee export: 

Indian coffee exporters need to meet various quality standards and certifications to export their coffee. These include the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) certification, the Rainforest Alliance certification, and the Fairtrade certification.

Licensing requirements for coffee export from India

Exporters need to obtain various licenses and permits, such as the Import-Export Code (IEC), the Coffee Board registration, and the GST certificate. They also need to prepare various documents, such as the commercial invoice, bill of lading, and certificate of origin.

Export incentives and support available for coffee exporters: The government of India provides various export incentives and support to coffee exporters, such as the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), the Market Access Initiative (MAI).

Role of Coffee board – Finding Buyers for Indian Coffee

  • Market research and analysis of coffee demand and trends in target  countries : Exporters need to understand the coffee preferences of the target countries and the market trends in those countries. For example, European countries prefer Arabica coffee, while Asian countries prefer Robusta coffee. Specialty coffee is also gaining popularity among coffee consumers globally.
  • Identifying potential buyers and partners for Indian coffee : Exporters can attend coffee trade shows and exhibitions to network with potential buyers and partners. They can also use online marketplaces and business directories to find buyers. Building relationships with buyers is important to establish a long-term business partnership.
  • Building relationships with buyers and negotiating contracts : Exporters need to communicate clearly with buyers and negotiate contracts so that they can export to foreign markets.
  • Issuance of certificate of origin : The coffee board issues the COO certificate also known as certificate of origin. The aim of issuening Coo is establish trust among exporters in regards of origin of product.

How Professional Utilities can help in setting up of Coffee export business from scratch?

Over the period of time, we have helped various import-export oriented businesses in setting up their company and getting their export license with respective authorities in India. Professional Utilities is “One Stop Corporate Solution” for all your business needs. With our team of experts and legal guidance you don’t need to worry about paperwork at all.

  • Provide details & documentation
  • Submission of Fee
  • Issunace of certificate from respective boards/council

Frequently asked Questions

What is the cost of getting coffee board membership?

The government fee of greeting an e-RCMC for coffee board is ₹ 7,316/- 

Is having an RCMC required to export coffee & its products from India?

Having an e-RCMC for coffee exporters is an obligatory and essential requirement. The council hepls exporters in their business and expanding market.

How to get IEC code as exporter of coffee?

You can get your Import-export code in just few simple steps with Professional Utilities.

  • Provide documents
  • Fee submission
  • Issuance of certificate

Does manufacturer of exporter of coffee needs FSSAI food license?

As per the FSS act all the manufacturers of food products are required to have FSSAI registration for their unit.