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APEDA

 Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. The Act (2 of 1986) came into effect from 13th February 1986.

Headquarter – New Delhi
 Chairman – Shri DK singh
 Director – Shri Sunil kumar
 APEDA had 5 regional offices 

a.MUMBAI
b. KOLKATA
c. HYDERABAD
d. BENGALURU
e. GUWAHATI

 APEDA has 5 virtual offices.

 In Monitored Products basmati Rice has been included in the Second Schedule of APEDA Act.
 In addition to this, APEDA has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor the import of sugar as well.
 APEDA also functions as the Secretariat to service the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for the implementation of accreditation of the Certification Bodies under National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) for organic exports.

”Organic Products” for export are to be certified only if Produced, Processed and Packed as per the standards laid down in the document “National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).”

Initiatives taken for ease of doing business:

 Development and Implementation of HortiNet system up to the farm registration level for 13 new products.
 Farmer registration under HortiNet system was started for vegetables and mangoes in the state of MP.

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS / ACHIEVEMENTS IN PRODUCT CATEGORIES:

 Horticulture Sector NPOP (National Programme for Organic Production):
 NPOP is implemented by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry for exports under the Foreign Trade Development Regulations (FTDR) Act since October 2001.

 The aims of NPOP include policies for development and certification of organic products, national standards for organic products, accreditation of certification bodies and certification of organic products in conformity to the national standards and encourage the APEDA development of organic cultivation and processing. Increase in Export of Organic Products:

 During 2016-17, there was an increase of 17.5 % in Export Volume and 25 % increase in export value.

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