Spice Board India Registration

Online Spices Board Registration

Any person who is either a Manufacturer Exporter or Merchant Exporter of the 52 scheduled spices and Cardamom must obtain the Certificate of Registration as an Exporter of Spices (CRES) from the Spice Board of India.

There are perks and benefits that only registered exporters receive and it is mandatory to get registered under Spice Board if you are an exporter of the scheduled 52 spices and Cardamom.

You can easily get registered as an exporter of spices by using our fast and hassle free service.

  • Step-1
    Fill the form & Make the Payment
  • Step-2
    Our Team Will Contact You
  • Step-3
    We will collect necessary Documents
  • Step-4
    Our team will apply for certificates
  • Step-5
    Your certificate will be sent by the Spice Board Department

Benefits of Spice Board Registration

  • Helps exporters and importers in establishing mutual contact.
  • Identifies competent supply sources for specific requirements of importers
  • Processes and forwards foreign trade inquiries to reliable exporters.
  • Organizes a common platform for interaction between Indian exporters and international buyers through participation in major international exhibitions and meetings.
  • Examine complaints from importers for corrective and preventive action
  • Spearheads the quality improvement program for Indian spices.
  • Manages a comprehensive and up-to-date data bank for exporters and importers.
  • Brings together international bodies, exporters, and policymakers through contact group programs.
  • Makes India’s presence felt in major international food fairs; conducts food festivals and cooking demonstrations.

Spices Board Registration Fees

Registration Type Price
Registration Rs. 3999/-
Excluding Govt. Fee Excluding GST
One Time
No Hidden Charge

Importance of Spices Board Registration

Having a Valid Certificate of Registration from Spices Board is mandatory for any manufacturer or merchant who is dealing with export of spices.

Also, the Spices Board Act, 1986 states that

“No person shall, after the commencement of this Act, commence or carry on the business of export of any spice under and in accordance with a certificate. Provided that a person is carrying on the business of export of spices immediately before the commencement, and if he has made an application for such certificate within the said period of three months till the disposal of such application.”

Reasons for Rejection of Spice Board Registration

The Board may cancel any certificate on any one or more of the following grounds, namely:-

  1. That the holder of the certificate has violated any of the terms and conditions of the certificate;
  2. That in the opinion of the Central Government it is necessary for the interests of the general public to cancel the certificate.
    • where the Board, for reasons to be recorded in writing is satisfied that pending consideration of the question of canceling the certificate on any grounds mentioned in subsection (1), it is necessary so to do, the Board may by order in writing suspend the operation of the certificate for such period not exceeding forty-five days as may be specified in the order and require the holder of the certificate to show cause, within fifteen days from the date of receipt of such order, as to why the suspension of the certificate should not be extended till the determination of the question as to whether the registration should be canceled.
    • No order of cancellation of registration under this section shall be made unless the person concerned has been given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of the grounds for such cancellation.
    • Any person aggrieved by an order made under section 13 may prefer an appeal to the Central Government within such period as may be prescribed.

In case of export/import of Spices/Spice products, Certificate of Registration as Exporter of Spices issued by the Board is also required in addition to the IE (import-export) Code number. Spices Board issues Certificate of Registration as Exporter of Spices [CRES] under Section 11 of the Spices Board Act.

Documents Required for Spice Board Registration

  1. Application in the prescribed form (Form-1)
  2. Self-attested copy of IE (import-export) code certificate
  3. Registration fee in the form of crossed Demand Draft favoring “spice board”
  4. Self certified copy of Partnership deed/ Memorandum and Articles of Association as the case may be.
  5. Self certified copies of GST registration certificate.
  6. Self attested certificate issued by directorate of industries in case of manufacturer-exporter of spices.
  7. Self certified copy of PAN card
  8. Passport size photo with white background of CEO or the designated officer of your firm.

Multi-faceted Activities of Spice Board of India

The Board may cancel any certificate on any one or more of the following grounds, namely:-

  • Promotion of exports of spices and spice products
  • Maintenance and monitoring of quality of exports
  • Development and implementation of better production methods, through scientific, technological and economic research.
  • Guidance to farmers on getting higher and better quality yields through scientific agricultural practices.
  • Provision of financial and material support to growers.
  • Encouraging organic production and export of spices.
  • Facilitating infrastructure for processing and value addition
  • Registration and licensing of all spice exporters.
  • Assistance for studies and research on better processing practices, foolproof quality management systems, improved grading methods and effective packaging techniques.
  • Production of promotional and educational materials in a variety of media for the benefit of exporters and importers.

Other Responsibilities of Spice Board

  1. Quality certification and control
  2. Registration of exporters
  3. Collection ; documentation of trade information
  4. Provision of inputs to the Central Government on policy matters relating to import ; export of spices

Frequently Asked Questions

No person shall begin or carry on the export business of any spice unless it has obtained registration under Spice board for making such export. The Spices Board is the regulatory and export promotion body for Indian spices under the Indian government. The Spices Board was formed in 1987 with the merger of the former Cardamom Board (1968) and the Spices Export Promotion Council (1960), under the Spices Board Act 1986. And have the responsibility of producing/developing cardamom and promoting exports of 52 spices shown in the timetable of the Act.

Registration can be suspended/cancelled under the Spices Board Act & Rules and the power delegated to Spices Board.

Cardamom, Pepper, Chilly, 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-raddish, 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.

No. CRES has to be renewed by the Exporter voluntarily at the end of every block year. Failure will amount to cancellation of registration and the exporter has to prefer fresh application.

Import-Export Code is issued by the Director General of Foreign Trade. It is the primary government by which the government recognizes exporters/importers.

The fee for registration has to be paid by way of Demand Draft in favour of Spice Board

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