Updated on May 04, 2023 12:45:57 PM
MPEDA Registration is mandatory for the exporters of marine products like Fish, seafood, and frozen shrimp. As per Rule 40(1) of the Provisions of MPEDA Act & rules 1972, No person shall be allowed to export marine products without obtaining an MPEDA certificate of registration issued by MPEDA.
MPEDA stands for Marine Products Exports Development Authority. It is an Exports Promotion council that functions under the Department of commerce and regulates the development of marine sector exports in India. MPEDA is also responsible for promoting marine exports, expanding and enhancing the seafood sector, and fulfilling the seafood industry's requirements.
In this article, we will learn about mpeda registration, who can apply for Mpeda, Mpeda Registration fees, and How to apply for MPEDA Registration as an Exporter.
e-MPEDA Certificate [Sample]
The following products shall be mentioned in the MPEDA registration certificate. An exporter can export more than one product mentioned below with a single registration certificate
The owner of an approved Processing plant or handling facility can be considered a Manufacturer exporter. If an exporter utilizes a handling facility or a processing plant, taking the facility on a lease may also be called a manufacturer exporter. An exporter must declare himself as a manufacturer exporter as "MT" in the MPEDA application.
Exporters who utilize the surplus capacity of an approved processing plant or handling facility rather than owning a processing plant are considered merchant exporters. Merchant exporters shall declare themselves "ME" in the application.
Note: No merchant Exporter may sign a contract to use surplus capacity with the owners of more than one processing plant.
Route Through Merchant Exporters are those who export the marine products of either the Manufacturer Exporter(MT) or Merchant exporter(ME). Mpeda registration will only be granted to those Route Through Merchant Exporters with a certificate of Approval from DGFT.
Firms that come under the Route Through Merchant Exporter category are:
The exporters of ornamental fish or Aquarium fish or Aquatic plants are called Ornamental fish exporters. Ornamental fish exporters must register themselves as "OF" in the MPEDA application form.
Note: An ornamental Fish exporter can not export live marine products for human consumption
The following documents are required for MPEDA registration
The Government Fee for MPEDA Registration is ₹5000 for Exporters, and the Professional Fee for online MPEDA Registration is ₹3000 per Certificate. The Registration process takes 7 to 10 working days.
|e-MPEDA Registration Fees|
Exporters of marine and fishery products can apply for MPEDA registration in the following steps:
The first step to registering as an exporter of marine products is to apply for an MPEDA license on the online portal. An application must be submitted to the secretary or another authority designated by the secretary. The application form can be obtained by paying a fee of Rs 200 online or in cash.
The applicant entity must sign the application and provide the declarations in the application form. The signature of the registering authority( proprietor, Partner, or Director) is acceptable for MPEDA registration.
Submit the application with the supporting documents for the processing stage. Make sure that the details provided in the form are correct and true.
The MPEDA certificate of registration will be granted by the authority, and after that, the applicant can act as a registered exporter of marine products.
After the issuance of the MPEDA registration certificate, Approval from EIA is required. EIA approval can be done by submitting the required fees for registration along with a copy of the MPEDA certificate.
The MPEDA certificate of registration is valid for 3 years, and the exporters must renew the Certificate before its expiry to continue the export.
For renewal of the application, a formal application needs to be filed with an endorsement fee of RS 1000. The renewal can be done by approaching MPEDA.
MPEDA serves the following functions in promoting the foreign trade of marine Products:
MPEDA exhibits a wide range of India's products, particularly value-added products, at major international seafood fairs throughout the world to promote exports and create demand.
Additionally, MPEDA promotes Indian seafood exporters' participation as co-exhibitors at particular international shows. In addition to these, different types of material advertising Indian seafood are also given out to prospective customers and visitors. Through the MPEDA Newsletter, a monthly newspaper produced by MPEDA, the exporters are informed of the trade inquiries obtained from such fairs.
Several MPEDA adverts are published in well-known and reputable fisheries periodicals and trade journals abroad.
To improve trade relations, MPEDA arranges for trade delegations to travel to India and the top seafood-buying nations.
To improve trade relations, MPEDA sends delegations to major seafood-buying nations and welcomes trade delegations to visit India.
The Export of Marine products without registering as an exporter under MPEDA is allowed under the following conditions:
The above list of exporters is exempted from registering with MPEDA. To strengthen the exemption policy and to avoid any unethical export of fisheries, the authority has set a maximum limit of marine products in terms of value that can be exported under the exemption policy.
|MPEDA Exemption category||Maximum Limit(In terms of value)|
|Non- Commercial Export||₹25,000|
|Export for Exhibition/Fair Abroad||₹1,00,000|
|Personal effects of passengers||₹5,000|
|Gift Parcels/ Exporting Samples||₹10,000|
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MPEDA registers the following type of entities
It costs a total of ₹8000 to become a registered exporter of marine products. The government fee for MPEDA registration is ₹5000, and the professional fee for MPEDA registration is ₹3000 per Certificate.
The exporter utilizing the surplus capacity must undertake a joint undertaking with the owner of the processing plant or handling facility on stamp paper worth 200/-, stating that they would be totally liable for the maritime products processed, packed, and kept on their premises.
The Certificate of registration as an exporter granted by MPEDA to exporters of maritime products (both manufacturer and merchant exporters) has a three-year validity period.