ANN| New Delhi, 16 June 2021
Government has suspended the power of Cashew Export Promotion Council to issue or renew Registration-Cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) for cashew kernels, cashewnut shell liquid and kardanol and authorised the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) for the same. The certificate helps for export-related works and availing duty benefits under foreign trade policy.
“Cashew Export Promotion Council of India’s power to issue/renew RCMCs for products falling under their jurisdiction are suspended and APEDA is designated as the agency authorised to issue RCMC for cashew kernels, cashewnut shell liquid and kardanol, with immediate effect,” said the note issued from the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) this week.
The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPC) was established by the Government of India in the year 1955, with the active cooperation of the cashew industry with the object of promoting exports of cashew kernels and cashewnut shell liquid from India.