Rubber Board License


Functions of Rubber Board in India

The Rubber Board was constituted by Government of India for the overall development of the rubber industry in India. The functions of this Board as defined under the Rubber Act 1947 are as follows:
  • Promoting, by measures as it thinks fit, the development of rubber industry.
  • Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the measures contained therein may provide for: undertaking, helping or encouraging scientific, technological or economic research, training students in improved methods of planting, cultivation, and spraying.
  • Supply of technical advice to the rubber growers improving rubber marketing.
  • Collection of statistics from the owners of estates, dealers & manufacturers.
  • Securing better working conditions & the provision & improvement of amenities and incentives to workers.
  • Performing other duties which may be vested with the Board according to the rules made under this Act.
  • The Board can advise Central Government on matters relating to the import and export of rubber and shall advise the Central Government with regard to participation in any international conference or scheme relating to rubber.

Documents required to obtain Rubber Board License

  • In case of a Proprietorship/Partnership/Pvt. Ltd/Co-operative society- Proof of ownership of the firm;
  • PAN and Aadhaar card of the owner of the firm;
  • License copy, in case rubber license, held previously;
  • Total quantity of the rubber purchased and sold during the previous 5 year.

Types of Rubber Board License

  • Dealer license (Form B)- Required by those dealing in rubber;
  • Processor license (Form B1)- Required by those who want to acquire rubber for processing and for selling it;
  • Manufacturer license (Form D) - Required by those who want to purchase or acquire rubber.
Apart from these, there is another category called “Others- Special Authorization” for acquiring natural rubber.

What is the Licensing procedure?

The procedure may vary as per the type of the license. We have provided the licensing procedure for each type of license:

Dealer license

Any person who wants to deal in rubber is required to apply for the Dealer’s license in form B. The application should be submitted along with an affidavit, attested photograph of the applicant and documentary proof to prove the applicants' right of possession of the proposed business premises and storage by the applicant. Besides, a sum towards license fee needs to be remitted. Such amount can be remitted by demand draft drawn in favour of the Deputy Director, Rubber Board, payable at Kochi or by money order or by cash.

Processor License

Those who want to acquire rubber for processing and for selling it, shall apply for a license in Form B1. The application needs to be submitted along with an affidavit in the prescribed form and the copy of the project report. Besides, a sum towards license fee needs to be remitted.

Manufacturer License

Anyone who wishes to purchase or acquire rubber must apply to the board in Form D along with supporting documents. This license is issued to acquire specific amount of rubber and the license should be renewed every year.

Document Required

  1. PAN and Aadhaar card Of Owner
  2. License copy, in case rubber license, held previously;
  3. Total quantity of the rubber purchased and sold during the previous 5 year.
  4. Proprietorship/Partnership/Pvt/Ltd/Co-operative society- Proof of ownership of the firm;


The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, commonly known as APEDA, was established in 1985 as per the prescriptions mentioned in the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act of 1985, aimed to develop and promote the export of scheduled products. It has been formed to offer financial assistance, guidelines, and information concerning planned product development. These prepared products have been listed in the Act mentioned above, and the exporters of such products are required to register themselves under the APEDA. In this article, we look at APEDA Registration and the essentials surrounding the same.


The following is the objective of the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority/ APEDA.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority/ APEDA aims to promote the export of scheduled products as per the APEDA Act and the Central Government.
To achieve this, various functions are undertaken under the regulations of the Central Government. Along with its implementation, the rules and regulations are taken care of by the Central Government through the APEDA for efficient administration.


The APEDA is vested with the following responsibilities.
  • Registration of individuals as exporters of scheduled products on the payment of the prescribed fee.
  • Development of Scheduled-Products Industries concerning exports by offering financial assistance, conducting surveys and feasibility studies, and participation in inquiry capital through joint ventures, other reliefs, and subsidy schemes.
  • For exports, we are calibrating the standards and specifications for scheduled products.
  • They are conducting inspections on meat and meat products in slaughterhouses, processing plants, storage premises, and conveyances, including other sites where such products are kept/ handled, to ensure the standard and quality of the said products.
  • We are enhancing the marketing scene of scheduled products around the world.
  • We are enhancing the packaging of scheduled products.
  • Promotion of the production and the development of scheduled products in export.
  • Training in multiple aspects of the sector that is interconnected with scheduled products.
  • They collect statistics on production, processing, packaging, marketing, and scheduled product export. This data would be collected from owners of factories or establishments or any individual as prescribed on any subject concerning expected outcomes. They could also be obtained from publications and extracts as well.

Products monitored by APEDA.

The APEDA is responsible for promoting and developing the export of the following products that come under the scheduled products category as per the APEDA Act.
  • Meat and meat products
  • Fruits, vegetables, and their products
  • Poultry and poultry products
  • Dairy products
  • Honey, jaggery, and sugar products
  • Confectionery, biscuits, and bakery products
  • Cocoa and its products, including chocolates of every kind.
  • Groundnuts, peanuts, and walnuts
  • Cereal and cereal products
  • Pickles, papads, and chutneys
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Guar gum
  • Herbal and medicinal plants
  • Floriculture and floriculture products
Along with these products, one of the primary responsibilities of the APEDA is to monitor the import of sugar.

Advantages of Registration

APEDA Registration is mandatory when it comes to the export of scheduled products. The following are the advantages of APEDA Registration.
  • Exporters may avail of various financial assistance schemes under the APEDA. APEDA provides rules, regulations, and guidelines to exporters on various products as per the concerned country for export.
  • The registration enhances the brand and helps exporters in terms of brand publicity through advertisements, packaging development, database upgradation and surveys, and so on.
  • APEDA-registered members can participate in training programs organized and held by APEDA for multiple scheduled products, thereby bringing constant and significant improvements in their business.

Documents Required

The following documents are required for APEDA Registration.
  • Application Form for the APEDA Registration that is completed and duly signed.
  • Copy of the Import-Export Code issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
  • Bank Certificate that is duly signed by the concerned authorities.
  • Account statement for the last two months of the firm’s bank account.
  • Canceled Cheque

Registration Process

The applicant is required to submit an application form to register themselves under APEDA within a month from the date of undertaking the business. If the exporter fails to register themselves in the given timeline with sufficient cause, the concerned authority could only extend the timeline.
Once the applicant completes the required forms and pays the requisite fee, the concerned authority will issue a Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC). This is a one-time registration, and the rules and regulations under the APEDA Act govern the registered members.