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Handloom export promotion council : How to get HEPC membership RCMC

Updated on June 27, 2023 01:14:38 PM

The export promotion council for handlooms (HEPC) is an authoritative body that regulates the handloom export industry in India. The main objective of HEPC is to boost India's export and support the handloom sector locally in the country.

The HEPC aims to support, maintain and protect the Indian handloom industry by providing technical support and monetary help.

Exporters & manufacturer exporters of handloom products covered under the HEPC council can take benefits of various marketing schemes to boost their productivity and quality of products. Such as a registered member or HEPC RCMC holders can take part in international fairs to grab potential trade opportunities and more.

In this article, we will briefly learn about the procedure and benefits of HEPC membership registration in India.

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Eligibility HEPC RCMC Registration

Eligibility for HEPC

To become eligible for membership registration for handloom export promotion council applicants must be an exporter of handlooms and its allied products or a manufacturer exporter of handlooms.

Types of membership

HEPC offer 2 types of registration for the applicants:

  1. Merchant exporter
  2. Manufacturer exporter
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Products covered under HEPC Registration

These are list of handloom products covered under handloom export promotion council of India:-

  • Towels
  • Fabrics
  • Carpets
  • Cushions
  • Bed linen
  • Tapestries
  • Table linen
  • Floor covering
  • Handloom pad
  • Curtains
  • Upholstery
  • Toilet & kitchen linen
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Documents required for HEPC Registration

  • Self-attested photocopy copy of the Import-Export Certificate.
  • Self-attested photocopy copy of PAN card. Pan card of the proprietor, In the case of proprietorship, and for others, pan in the name of the firm.
  • In the case of a Partnership firm, a photocopy of the entire Partnership Deed.
  • Self-attested copy of Article of Association.
  • In the case of a Joint Stock Firm or a Society of any other Corporate Body, a resolution on the letterhead of the company/ Society by the Board of Management of the Corporate Body.
  • In the case of the Manufacturer’s Exporter, a Self-attested photocopy copy of the certificate indicates that a Manufacturer of handloom products and made-ups either from the State in charge of Handloom or from the SSI authority.
  • In case of the manufacturer exporter certificate from Udyog Aadhaar indicating as handloom Products or get an affidavit in ₹10/- stamp paper duly attested by a Notary Public.
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Fee for HEPC Membership Registration

The applicants are required to pay the said amount for the online membership of handloom export promotion council of India.

The admission & subscription fee for the new enrollment for HEPC e-RCMC is ₹5,000 + 18% Gst on it. The total amount an applicant would pay including all taxes is ₹ 6490.

The new membership fee for the weaver category is ₹1,000 + GST which is ₹1180 in total.

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Procedure for HEPC Registration

The DGFT has issued a notice requiring the electronic filing of RCMC or RC through their Common Digital Platform, effective April 1, 2022. This notice also states that a new digital platform for issuing RCMC has been created, which will serve as a one-stop access point for all exporters and importers.

  1. Log in to the DGFT portal: Once you have created an account using IEC code. you will be able to log in to the DGFT portal using your login credentials.
  2. Apply for RCMC registration: Once you have logged in, you will need to navigate to the RCMC registration section of the portal. Here you will be prompted to fill in an application form with details such as your company name, address, and PAN number.
  3. Upload supporting documents: You will also need to upload supporting documents such as PAN card, GST registration certificate, and certificate of incorporation.
  4. Submit the application: Once you have completed the application form and uploaded all the required documents, you can submit the application.
  5. Approval process: After submitting the application, it will be reviewed by the authorities. Once it is approved, you will receive an RCMC certificate for the handloom export promotion council.

Note: The RCMC will be issued within 2 weeks by the respected authorities.

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Benefits of HEPC Membership

Benefits of HEPC
  1. Providing financial assistance to handloom exporters for participating in international trade fairs and exhibitions.
  2. Offering marketing support to help exporters find buyers for their products.
  3. Providing technical assistance to improve the quality of handloom products.
  4. Offering design development services to help exporters create new and innovative products.
  5. Offering trade information and market intelligence to exporters to help them stay informed about changes in the global market.
  6. Providing networking opportunities for exporters to connect with other industry professionals.
  7. Helping exporters to comply with international trade regulations and certifications.
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The Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) is a valuable resource for handloom exporters in India. By becoming a member of HEPC, exporters can access a range of benefits, including financial assistance for participating in international trade fairs and exhibitions, and marketing support to find buyers for their products.

Obtaining HEPC membership is mandatory for obtaining RCMC (Registration Cum Membership Certificate), which is required for availing various benefits and incentives under the Handloom Export Promotion Scheme of the Government of India.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is an RCMC?

RCMC stands for registration cum membership certificate, the registration is issued by DGFT to the exporters and importers of goods from India.

What are the products included under the handloom export promotion council?

These are the list of some products promoted under the HEPC

  1. Towels
  2. Fabrics
  3. Carpets
  4. Curtains
  5. Cushions
  6. Bed linen
What is the annual membership fee of handloom export promotion council?

The admission & subscription fee for the new enrollment for HEPC e-RCMC is ₹ 5,000 + 18% Gst on it. The total amount an applicant would pay including all taxes is a ₹ 6490.

The new membership fee for the weaver category is ₹1,000 + GST which is ₹1180 in total.

How to apply for HEPC registration online?

You can apply online with Professional Utilities in just 3 simple steps

  1. Contact us
  2. Provide necessary details and documents
  3. Issuance of registration within 2 ṣweeks


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