Registration-Cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC) is a certificate issued under Foreign Trade Policy to those person / entities who have already obtained Importer exporter code (IEC) and now apply for the Authorization to import/export restricted items or who applies for availing any benefit or concession under Foreign Trade Policy. This certificate is issued as a proof that any particular exporter is registered with the council.
There are 26 Export promotion councils and 9 commodities board in India. Export Promotional Councils (EPC) and Commodities board in India are the authorities for issuing the RCMC. These institutions have been authorised by Central Government to issue RCMC to the particular exporter. Each of the Export promotion Councils and commodities board in India categories itself according to the type of products. Further, in case the product line of exporter does not fall under the category, then he might apply for RCMC from FIEO. For instance, some main authorities listed as under
To become a member of EPC, an exporter has to file an application in the prescribed format. Thereafter RCMC is granted of the concerned EPC after admitting to the membership.
To get registered as manufacturer exporter, an exporter requires to give evidence to that effect. To become associate members of EPC, prospective or potential exporters may also file an application.