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Agriculture Business Ideas: Start Profitable Fruit & Vegetable Exports Business

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
Fruits & Vegetables

In the current market scenario, fruits & vegetable export is the fastest growing industry in India. This is mainly due to the increase in demand for frozen vegetable products all over the globe. Due to high demand for frozen vegetables, mushrooms & other similar products, there is a lot of scope for a large investment opportunity in exports.  

In this article, you can find the whole procedure to start a fruits & vegetable export business. So read it till the end. 

How to start a fruits & vegetable export business – complete process

Step 1: Registration of the Business 

All you need to do is register yourself with the ministry of commerce through the director-general of foreign Trade (DGFT). DGFT will be providing a unique 10 digit IEC code number. The next step would be to fill a form named ANF2A; you need to submit the same to DGFT. You will have to provide PAN Card & Bank Account Details along with a Rs 1000 banker’s certificate. Finally, you need to register yourself with the Export Promotion Council (EPC) and commodity board. 

Step 2: Setup an Office 

Selecting the perfect location for your office is very important. It can be in a busy market or an industrial area. You can even start an online business. 

Step 3: Search for Suppliers 

You need to find and make contacts with the suppliers from India. As soon you have the contacts, approach the supplier and introduce yourself along with the potential of exports. 

Step: 4 Search Clients 

Use your services and try to find sellers overseas. It is very important to identify your competitors and quote prices accordingly.  

Step 5: Hire Dealers Distributors and Representatives 

In order to be safe and have a hassle-free smooth business, it is advisable to hire an overseas agent on a commission basis. 

Step 6: Packaging & Shipping of the Product 

The packaging tells a lot about your brand. It is important to pack and label the product properly before shipping it. You can hire a shipping company or a freight forwarder would be of great help. 

Government’s Support for Agriculture Exports 

  • The Government of India specifically encourages Agri exports from the country. It is considered vital to achieve the goal of doubling farmer's income. The government had introduced Agriculture Export Policy (AEP) to harness the export potential of Indian agriculture and raise the farmers’ income.  

  • Department of Commerce has taken several steps to implement AEP at State/ District level. State-specific Action Plans, State Level Monitoring Committees (SLMCs), Nodal agencies for agricultural exports and Cluster Level Committees have been formed in a number of States. 

  • Country and product-specific action plans also have been formulated to promote exports.  A Farmer Connect Portal has been set up by APEDA for providing a platform for farmers, Farmer-Producer Organizations (FPOs) and cooperatives to interact with exporters. Buyer-seller Meets (BSMs) have been organized in the clusters to provide export-market linkages.

  • Agriculture export facilitation center has also been set up to farmers with the various issues specific to exports.

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