Spice Board Registration
As a link between Indian exporters of spices and international importers, the Spices Board [Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India] works to promote Indian spices worldwide. In addition, the Spices Board drives the industry’s achievements and the activities that lead to excellence.
A government regulatory body of India, the Spices Board promotes Indian spices worldwide. A merger of former Cardamom Board 1968 and Spices Export Promotion Council 1960 formed the Spices Board in 1987. As a result of the Spices Board Act, 1986, the Board is responsible for supervising the development and promotion of cardamom and 52 other spices.
Further, under section 11 of the Spice Board Act, 1986, the Board is liable to grant certificates to those who wish to undertake or start work that involves spices.
Spice Board Registration Importance
Spice exporters must be registered with the Spice Board. Upon the commencement of the Spice Board Act, 1986, no person shall begin or carry on a business of the exportation of any spice under a certificate.” As a result, the person must export spices immediately before the commencement, and they must apply for the certificate within three months until their application is approved.”
The following documents must be submitted by registrants:
For spices exporters in India, they need the following documents:
- In accordance with Section 12 of the Spice Board Regulations, 1989, apply in Form-I.
- IE Code Certificate with self-attestation
- Request a cross draft for “Spice Board and Request.”
- Depending on the case, self-certified Partnership Deed or Memorandum of Association [MOA] and Article of Association [AOA]
- A copy of the applicant’s PAN card
- GST Registration Certificate, self-certified
- A self-attested certificate issued by the Directorate of Industries is required for exporters of manufactured spices
- CEO photo or Designated Officer photo
Obtaining the Certificate of Registration as an Exporter of Spices (CRES)
- In order to pay the prescribed fees and taxes, the applicant must submit Form 1 for exporters. For manufacturers, a demand draft in favor of Spice Board, Ernakulam must be written. Manufacturers are required to pay Rs.15,000/- and merchants Rs.10,000/-. Applications that do not meet the requirements or lack required information may be rejected. Board fees cannot be refunded.
- A bank’s certificate or reference regarding the applicant’s financial status should accompany the application
- A certificate with exporting in Form A will be issued to the applicant after the regulating authority inspects everything and finds it correct
The Spice board has the following functions
These are the responsibilities of the Spices Board, which acts as the apex body for licensing and registering entities and individuals working with spices.
- Various spice post-harvest improvements
- Large and small cardamom research, development, and regulation
- Spices produced, processed, and certified organically
- Enhancing spice production in the North East
- Offering quality evaluations
- Enhancing spice exports
- Upgrading technologies
- Upgrading quality
- Developing research
Among the responsibilities of the FIEPB are;
- Assurance of quality
- Exporters’ registration
- Collecting trade information and documentation
- Import and Export of Spices policies provided to the Central Government
Renewing Certificate of Registration of Exporters of Spices (CRES) application
In order to renew a certificate of registration as an exporter, one must submit a Form-1 application to the authority three years after the block period has ended. In addition, the law stipulates that it is liable for each month if one does not renew their license before its expiration date. From 2018 onwards, renewal fees are the same as new application fees. It is important to note that applications are not accepted beyond 31st August. Exporters who do not renew their licenses must reapply after their certificates expire.
It is not considered to renew an exporter’s certificate for the next three years if an exporter does not conduct any export business during the period during which it is valid. If the exporter does not conduct any export business during the period during which his certificate is valid, he may apply for a new certificate. When he enters into an export contract, he can apply for a new certificate.