Spices Board Registration For Manufacturer Exporter- Certificate Process, Documents, Fees
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Spices Board Registration For Manufacturer Exporter - Certificate, Process, Documents, Fees

Updated on July 11, 2022 03:24:43 PM

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.


  1. Spice board registration for manufacturer exporter
  2. Documents required for registration
  3. Procedure for Spice board registration
  4. Fee for Manufacturer Exporter of spices
  5. Validity of CRES
  6. Benefits of Spice board registration
  7. Penalties for non-compliance with spices board
  8. List of SPICES In Schedule 2
  9. Frequently asked questions

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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
  • Technology up-gradation
  • Research and product development
  • Promotion of Indian spices
  • Quality certification and registration of exporters
Importance of Spices Board Registration

Document required for CRES as Manufacturer Exporter



Documents required for Spice Board Registration

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
  • Valid FSSAI registration in the case of manufacturer FSSAI central license is required for manufacturer exporter of spices
  • Self-attested copy of Partnership deed/ Memorandum and Articles of Association if required
  • Self-attested copy of GST registration certificate
  • Self-attested copy of PAN card
  • Bank reports in the prescribed format
  • Rent or lease agreement of the premise
  • Passport size photo of CEO of the firm with white background

Procedure for spices board registration


Procedure for Spice 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.

Procedure for Spice board Registration

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

Registration type Manufacturer
New Registration Rs. 15,000+GST
Renewal Rs. 10,000+GST
Amendment Rs. 5,000+GST

Validity of CRES Certificate for Manufacturer Exporter


Benefits of Spices Board Registration


Benefits of Spice Board Registration
Benefits of Spice 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:

Spice board pelanty for non-compliances

List of SPICES In Schedule 2



All-Spice

All-Spice

aniseed

Aniseed

asafoetida

Asafoetida

All-Spice

All-Spice

Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf

Bishop's Weed

Bishop's Weed

cambodge

Cambodge

Bishop's Weed

caper

Caper

caraway-seeds

Caraway Seeds

Cardamom Large

Cardamom Large

cardamon-small

Cardamon Small

cassia

Cassia

Celery

Celery

Chilli

Chilli

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

clove

Clove

coriander

Coriander

cumin

Cumin

curry-leaf

Curry Leaf

dill

Dill

fennel

Fennel

fenugreek

Fenugreek

garlic

Garlic

ginger

Ginger

greater-galanga

Greater Galanga

horseradish

Horseradish

hyssop

Hyssop

juniper-berry

Juniper Berry

kokam

Kokam

lovage

Lovage

marjoram

Marjoram

mint

Mint

mustard

Mustard

nutmeg and mace

Nutmeg & Mace

oregano

Oregano

parsley

Parsley

pepper-long.

Pepper Long.

pepper

Pepper

pomegranate

Pomegranate

poppy-seed

Poppy Seed

rosemary

Rosemary

saffron

Saffron

sage

Sage

star-anise

Star Anise

sweet-flag

Sweet Flag

tamarind

Tamarind

tarragon

Tarragon

tejpat

Tejpat

thyme.jpg

Thyme

vanilla

Vanilla

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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.

 What are the enlisted spices covered under CERS?

Cardamom, Pepper, Chili, Ginger, Turmeric, Coriander. Cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Celery, Aniseed, Bishopsweed, Caraway, Dill, Cinnamon, Cassia, Garlic, Curry leaf, Kokam, Mint, Mustard, Parsley, Pomegranate seed, Saffron, Vanilla, Tejpat, Pepper long, Star Anise, Sweet flag, Greater Galanga, Horse-radish, Caper, Clove, Asafoetida, Cambodge, Hyssop, Juniper berry, Bay leaf, Lovage, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Mace, Basil, Poppy Seed, All-Spice, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Thyme, Oregano, Tarragon, Tamarind.

 Who issues an IEC?

DGFT issues IEC for the businesses that carry import-export business in India.