The Spices Board is the apex body that regulates the export of Indian Spices as per the spices board act. The regulatory authority also offers Spices Board Registration to businesses who want to start trade in exporting of scheduled spices. All the Manufacturer exporters and merchant exporters who commerce in the export of enlisted spices are obliged to have a Spices board registration, also known as certificate of registration as exporter of spices (CRES), to operate in India.
Spices Board Registration for Manufacturer Exporter
As a manufacturer exporter of enlisted spices, It is necessary to have Spice Board Registration as per section 11 of the spices board act, 1986. Which states, “no person shall, after the commencement of this Act, commence or carry on the business of export of any spice except under and in accordance with a certificate.”
The Manufacturers do not require registration-cum-membership-certificate (RCMC) after the Certificate of registration as an exporter of spices (CRES).
Importance of spices board registration for manufacturer exporter
Provide storage facilities aboard for secure storage of spices
Collection of trade documents and trade information
Research and product development
Promotion of Indian spices
Quality certification and registration of exporters
Document required for CRES as Manufacturer Exporter
These are the following Documents required for Spices board registration for Manufacturer Exporter.
Self-attested copy of IE code certificate issued by DGFT
As a Manufacturer Exporter of spices, an SSI certificate from the ministry of MSME or a Certificate from the Industries Department is mandatory and should mention the name SPICES
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Procedure for spices board registration
Application for spices board registration ( CRES ) can be submitted online.
Step-1 Online application
To apply for a CRES certificate, an applicant must register through their mobile no. and valid Email address. Once the verification is done through OTP on mobile, it will redirect you to the main application form.
Step-2 Document uploading
The applicants are required to fill out the concerned application form and provide all the concerned details, such as ICE details issued by DGFT for export; after filling in all the details, it will immediately generate an application reference number which can be used to upload all the required documents on the portal.
Step-3 Submission of Fee
The fee for spices board registration for manufacturer exporters can be Submitted online as per the guidelines of spice board regulation 2011. In the case of the manufacturer exporter of spices, the government fee is Rs. 15,000 + 18% GST, the sum of a total of Rs. 17,700 should pay respectively.
Step-4 Issuance of certificate
After completing the application form, applicants will have a login ID and password for their CRES certificate, which they can use to download from the portal.
Spices Board registration Fee for Manufacturer Exporter
Validity of CRES Certificate for Manufacturer Exporter
Species board registration is valid for a block period of 3 years.
If the exporter does not carry any export in that period, concerned authorities can cancel the registration.
Benefits of Spices Board Registration
These are the benefits of having Spice Board Registration as a Manufacturer Exporter.
Manufacturer exporters do not require an RCMC certificate after Spice board registration as manufacturer exporters
Grant CRES registration to manufacturer exporters of spices
Bridges the gap between exporters and foreign bodies in the international market
Mutual contact between importers and exporters
Quality check and improvement in quality of all spices via scientific means
Penalties for Non-Compliance
These are the following penalties laid down by the Spices Board of India for non-compliance:
Any person obliged to file a return under this act makes a false return or doesn't file a return shall be liable to a fine up to Rs. 5,000 as per the 1986 Spices board act
Any person who violates any order made under section 16 of the act regarding pricing shall be liable to a fine of up to Rs. 1,000 or imprisonment term up to 6 months
Obstructing an officer or member of the board, the accused shall be fined up to Rs. 1,000 or a jail term which can extend up to 6 months
If a company commits an offence, the management under whose supervision the violation is committed shall be deemed responsible
List of SPICES In Schedule 2
Nutmeg & Mace
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the fee for a new CRES Application?
The application fee is Rs. 15,000 + 18% GST for Manufacturers Exporters. The application fee for merchants is Rs. 10,000 +18% GST.
Can Export-Import of spices be made without IEC?
NO, ICE code is necessary as per the guidelines of the Spices board registration act.
What is the fee for the renewal of CRES?
The renewal fee for spices board registration is Rs. 5,000 + GST.
Why is a CRES needed for spice manufacturer export?
As per the guidelines in section 11 of the species board act, no person shall commence the export of spices without having a valid certificate of registration for export of spices from the respective authorities.