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RCMC Registration

What it means?

Registration-Cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) is a certificate issued by the Export Promotional Councils,  commodity board or Export development authorities in India. These are Non-Profit Organizations that are responsible for developing and promoting the export industry of India. As per the Foreign Trade Policy, an exporter is required to get a Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) for availing various benefits under the Policy.

List of Export Promotion Organizations providing RCMC’s:
  • Council for Leather Exports (CLE)
  • EEPC India (EEPC)
  • Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH)
  • Gem and Jwellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)
  • Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC)
  • Indian Oil Seeds and Produce Export Promotion Council (IOPEPC)
  • Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC)
  • Jute Products Development & Export Promotion Council (JPDEPC)
  • Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)
  • Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council (PHARMEXCIL)
  • Rubber Board
  • Power loom Development & Export Promotion council (PDEXCIL)
  • Project Exports Promotion Council of India (PEPC)
  • Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC)
  • Shellac and Forest Products Export Promotion Council ( SHEFEXIL)
  • Spices Board (CRES)
  • Sports Goods Export Promotion Council (SGEPC)
  • The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL)
  • The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL)
  • The Synthetic and Rayon Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC)
  • Tea Board
  • Tobacco Board
  • Wool and Woolens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC)
  • Wool Industry Export Promotion Council (Wooltexpro)

Service Price options:

Beginner

(RCMC Registration)

From ₹5,000

Services Includes: Application Filing & Application Tracking, Delivery of RCMC Certificate.

Validity: Valid upto 5 years (can be renewed annually)

Service Fees: Rs 5,000/- (Additional Govt. Fee as applicable)

CA Attestation may be required on certain documents – Additional Rs 2,000/- will be applicable.

Standard

(RCMC & IEC Registration)

From ₹7,500

From ₹6,500

Services Includes: Application Filing & Application Tracking, Delivery of RCMC & IEC Certificate.

Validity: RCMC Valid upto 5 years (can be renewed annually)  & IEC Valid for the financial year (to be validated quarterly)

Service Fees: Rs 6,500/- (Additional Govt. Fee as applicable)

CA Attestation may be required on certain documents – Additional Rs 2,000/- will be applicable.

All inclusive

(RCMC, IEC & MSME Registration)

From ₹8,900

From ₹7,500

Services Includes: Application Filing & Application Tracking, Delivery of RCMC, IEC & MSME Certificate.

Validity: RCMC Valid upto 5 years (can be renewed annually),  IEC Valid for the financial year (to be validated quarterly), MSME is valid until business is running.

Service Fees: Rs 7,500/- (Additional Govt. as applicable)

CA Attestation may be required on certain documents – Additional Rs 2,000/- will be applicable.

Documents Checklist

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Certificate of Import-Export Code issued by DGFT (IEC)
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Copy of PAN card
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GST certificate (If not available, self declaration for not having GST)
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Bank Report in the prescribed format (in bank's letter head) duly signed and sealed by the Bank
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Documents regarding the constitution of the firm

ie; Partnership deed, Memorandum and Article of Association (MoA & AoA), Certificate of Incorporation (CoI), Certificate issued by Registrar of Co-operative Society etc. & List of present Directors/Partners with contact details

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(For Manufacturer) - MSME/Udyog Aadhar/Udyam registration certificate
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Sole Proprietorship process brief

Process Brief

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Submit Documents as per Checklist
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Documents are checked & Verified
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Application forms are filled & Submitted
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Registration Certificate Is obtained

Key Benefits

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Global Connection

Provides link between Indian Exports and Importers abroad.

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Processes and forwards foreign trade inquiries to reliable exporters.
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Manages a comprehensive and up-to-date data bank for exporters and importers.
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Organizes a common platform for interaction between Indian exporters and international buyers through participation in major international exhibitions and meetings.
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As per the Foreign Trade Policy, an exporter is required to get a Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) for availing various benefits under the Policy. 

IEC Stands for IMPORTER EXPORTER CODE

Any bonafide person/ company looking to enter import – Export business must obtain IE code.

No Import/export can be carried without IEC which forms a primary document for recognition by Govt. of India as an Exporter/
Importer

RCMC validity varies upon for the no. of years you have paid for the membership. Usually most RCMC’s comes with validity upto 5 years (renewaed annually)

Yes . Tax registration is required and a photocopy of Tax regn. certificate to be
submitted along with the application. If tax is not issued to the applicant then a declaration stating that you do not have a domestic sale in spices will be accepted temporarily.

Yes, it is mandatory to obtain membership with the Council to obtain Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC). It is renewed every year by payment of annual subscription fees.

Merchant Exporter” means a person engaged in trading activity and exporting or intending to export goods .Merchant exporter procures the material from a manufacturer and exports on his firm’s name. Here merchant exporter procures the order from international market. Merchant exporter does not have own manufacturing unit or processing factory. Merchant Exporter can export the excisable goods either directly from the premises of the manufacturer, with or without sealing of the export consignments, or through his premises under claim for rebate or under bond.

Manufacturer Exporter” means a person who manufactures goods and exports or intends to export such goods. The manufacturer exporter procures and process raw materials at his factory and exports finished products. Here, the manufacturer exporter procures the export order and exports in their own name.