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Tea Board Online Exporter Registration - Process, Documents Required, Fees

Updated on April 01, 2022 05:50:15 PM

Tea Board Registration is mandatory to get an RCMC certificate for exporters of bulk tea, packet tea, tea bags, and instant tea. The Tea Board India is responsible for licensing the legitimate Tea traders of India by assigning certification numbers.

Tea Board India issues many types of licenses and registrations for Tea traders in India. Know about the process, requirements, and fees of Tea Board online registration.

India is the home of the most exquisite varieties of tea across the globe because of its favorable geographical conditions and its constant advancement in technology and trade practices. India is the second-largest producer & third-largest exporter of tea in the world.

The Tea Board of India is the trade promotion and export arm of the Indian tea industry. It was established in 1933 by an act of the Indian parliament for promoting and developing the tea industry in India.

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What is Tea Board India?

Tea is one of the industries, which comes under the control of the Union Govt by an Act of Parliament. The Tea Board India is a state agency of the Government of India established to promote the cultivation, processing, domestic trade and export of tea from India. It was established by the enactment of the Tea Act in 1953, with its headquarters in Kolkata.

What is Tea Board India?

Who should register with Tea Board India

In India, Tea Traders must obtain and hold various licenses and registrations from Tea Board India to comply with regulations and get various benefits. The type of registration required depends on the nature and category of Tea business.

Every registered exporter of bulk tea, packet tea, tea bags and instant tea is required to be registered with Tea Board for obtaining Registration cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) under the Export Import Policy of the Government of India to avail import/export entitlement / duty drawback benefits.

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Tea Board Registration Process

Tea Board Registration Process

The procedure of Tea Board Registration online is as follows:

Step 1. Details & Documentation: To apply for Tea Board registration, applicants have to provide mandatory details and supporting documents as per the license category. Once all the information & documents are ready, it is easy and convenient to register under the Tea Board India

Step 2. Application for Tea Board’s Exporter License: Tea traders must have a valid Exporter License from Tea Board India to apply for RCMC registration. Application Form ‘A’ has to be submitted along with required documents for Exporter License.

Step 3. Approval & Issuance of Tea Exporter License: The application for Exporter License is verified by the officials. If there is no discrepancy, the application will be approved, and Tea Board India will issue the Exporter License.

Step 4. Application for Tea Board RCMC Registration: Traders can apply for RCMC registration after obtaining the Tea Export License. Application Forms (19A & 19B) and attachments are appropriately submitted to apply for Tea Board registration online.

Step 5. Approval & Issuance of Tea Board Certificate (RCMC):Tea Board officials check the application forms and documents. If found complete in all respects, the application would be approved, and Tea Board Certificate (RCMC) would be issued to the Tea exporter.


Documents Required for Tea Board Registration

  1. Import Export Code issued by DGFT
  2. Name, Address, Contact No. of all Directors/Partners (with proof)
  3. Proof of Business registration
  4. GST registration certificate
  5. Declaration & Authorization Letter
  6. Memorandum and Article of Association
Documents Required for Tea Board Registration

Licenses, Registrations & Certifications by Tea Board India

  1. Broker In Tea Auction
  2. Buyer Registration
  3. Distributor Licenses
  4. Exporter License
  5. Flavour Registration
  6. Inclusion of Additional Flavoured Tea in the Existing Flavour Registration
  7. Garden Registration
  8. Issuance of Registration Certificate for Manufacturing Unit
  9. Mini Tea Factory
  10. NOC for Construction of Manufacturing Tea Unit
  11. Organisers Of Tea Auction
  12. Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)
  13. Tea Warehouse License
  14. Tea Waste License for Bio-Fertilizer Unit
  15. Tea Waste License for Caffeine Manufacturing Unit
  16. Change of Ownership of Garden Registration
  17. Change of Ownership of Tea Factory License
  18. Permanent Exporter License
  19. Capacity Enhancement of Existing Tea Factory

Tea Board Registration Fees

# Type of Registration Cost
1 Tea Board Exporter Registration ₹4,999
2 Tea Board RCMC Registration ₹10,900
3 Total Cost ₹15,899

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 What are the documents required to export tea from India?

The following Documents are required for exporting Tea from India-

  1. IEC certificate
  2. Exports license from Tea Board of India
  3. FSSAI License
  4. FDA Registration certificate

 How can I get Tea Exports License in India?

You can get Tea Exports License in India by following these simple steps:

  1. Fill out the application form ‘A’ on the official website.
  2. Submit the required fees for the Tea exports license.
  3. Upload the required Documents.
  4. Tea Board license will be issued to you within 2 days.

 What is a Tea Board License?

A tea board license is a certificate that allows an exporter to export tea from India.

 What is the eligibility of getting RCMC from the Tea Board?

Exporters who are eligible for obtaining RCMC are:

  1. Manufacturer Exporter - A manufacturer exporter is anyone who manufactures tea products for export.
  2. Merchandise Exporter - Merchant exporters are those who import tea raw materials, has them manufactured according to a schedule, and then sells the finished tea products.