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Updated on 14 May 2021  9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

What is Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)?

According to the Foreign Trade Policy, a Status Holder exporter is required to get a Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC) from Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO) to take advantage of various features and benefits that are associated with the Policy. A Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate RCMC will also make you eligible to receive certain concessions and exemptions from the Customs and Central Excise department as well. For the purpose of registration, the Indian Government has designated FIEO as an Export Promotion Council. The membership certificate is issued for 5 years by Export Promotional Councils/ Commodity board/Development authority or any other competent authority as prescribed in FTP


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How to Become a Member of FIEO

FIEO’s membership rules are governed by the Government of India’s Foreign Trade Policy and FIEO’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.

How to get RCMC for Exporters of Multiple Items

For an exporter wishing to obtain an RCMC, it is imperative for him to declare his main line of business in the application made to the Export Promotion Council relating to that line of business.

The FIEO has the authority to issue the RCMC under its Multi Products Group Category, if the registration for two products are sought which are different and fall under two different export promotion councils. However, the mention of main line of business to the concerned export promotion council is compulsory.

Any firm applying for an Authorisation to import/export or avail any other benefits/concession under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) is required to furnish valid RCMC. As of now, the RCMC certificate needs to be furnished manually as IEC holders are required to submit the hard copy of the form to the concerned Regional authority. The details pertaining to RCMC are put in Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) IEC database.

Documents Required for RCMC Application Procedure

  1. Duly filled and signed the Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate application form.
  2. Self-certified copy of the IEC Number issued by the regional licensing authority concerned.
  3. Self-certified copy of the Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by the competent authority.
  4. Membership Fee in favour of “Services Export Promotion Council” by way of Demand Draft payable at New Delhi or Cheque payable at par at all Branches for membership fee as applicable.

Offices to obtain RCMC

We present below the list of offices where RCMC can be obtained. This way manufacturers can easily come to know about the department that issues RCMC (Registration Cum Membership Certificate) for the concerned product.

  • Agarbathi- Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Agro-chemicals- Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Animal Products - Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  • Blended products from Acrylic knitwear- Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council
  • Blended products from Polyester fibre or yarn- Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council
  • Books (paper products) - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Cashew Export Promotion Council of India: Cashew, Kernels.
  • Cement Products - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Cereals - Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  • Chemicals (basic) namely drugs and Fine chemical Dyes Intermediate – Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Chemicals and Allied Products - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Chips Adhesive Shellac-compound - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Chrome tanned crust leather- Council for Leather Export
  • Chrome tanned hides and skins- Council for Leather Export
  • Civil Projects Engineering (overseas) - Overseas Construction Council of India
  • Coal Tar Chemicals and alcohol chemicals - Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Coffee Board - Coffee
  • Coir and coir products – Coir board
  • Computer Software and related services - Electronic & Computer Software Export Promotion Council
  • Construction Services- Engineering Export Promotion Council
  • Cotton Textiles - Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council
  • Crust Leather E.I- Council for Leather Export
  • Dehydrated Culture Meida and crude - Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Detergents Cosmetics & Toiletries- Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Druggets and Namdhas including handmade Silk carpets- Carpet Export Promotion Council
  • Durries- Carpet Export Promotion Council
  • Electronic goods- Electronic & Computer Software Export Promotion Council
  • Engineering Goods- Engineering Export Promotion Council
  • Essential Oils- Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Films and micro films (Photo-typeset) - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Fire Works and Explosives - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Floriculture - Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  • Fruits - Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  • Gems and Jewellery- Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council
  • Glass and Ceramics Paints- Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Glycerine- Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Handicrafts - Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts
  • Handicrafts- Handicrafts & Handloom Export Corporation
  • Handloom Products - Handloom Export Promotion Council
  • Handlooms- Handicrafts & Handloom Export Corporation
  • Handmade/Woollen Carpets- Carpet Export Promotion Council
  • Hosiery Knitwear- Wool & Woollen Export Promotion Council
  • Human Hair - Power loom Development and Export Promotion Council
  • Human Hair Products- Power loom Development and Export Promotion Council
  • Iron & Steel Exports promotion in abroad- Development Commissioner for Iron Steel
  • Journals (paper products) - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Leather (finished) - Council for Leather Export
  • Lexprocil Leather goods- Council for Leather Export
  • Marble (cement products) - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Mica based Engineering products- Engineering Export Promotion Council
  • Mixed Fabrics - Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council
  • Mixtures of cellulosic and nylon blended products- Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council
  • Natural silk fabrics made ups, garments machine made carpets- Indian Silk Export Promotion Council
  • Organic chemicals- Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Other Processed Food- Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  • Paper - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Paper Products - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Periodicals (paper products) - Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council
  • Plastics- Power loom Development and Export Promotion Council
  • Polyester Film and Allied Products- Power loom Development and Export Promotion Council
  • Processed Vegetables - Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  • Processed Fruits - Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  • Processed Talc- Chemicals Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, (CHEMEXCIL)
  • Project Construction (overseas) - Overseas Construction Council of India
  • Promotion of Handlooms Export abroad- Office of the Development Commissioner for Handlooms
  • Readymade Garment excluding Woollen knitwear and of leather, silk, jute hemp - Apparel Export Promotion Council
  • Rubber - Rubber Board
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