Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority

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Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority
कृषि और प्रसंस्कृत खाद्य उत्पाद निर्यात विकास प्राधिकरण
AbbreviationAPEDA
PredecessorProcessed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC)
Formation1986; 36 years ago (1986)
TypeGovernment Agency
Legal statusActive
PurposeExport promotion of agricultural and processed food products
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Chairman
Dr. M. Angamuthu (IAS)
Parent organization
Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
Websiteapeda.gov.in

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is an Indian Apex-Export Trade Promotion Active government body.

According to the Citizens’ Charter released by APEDA, its vision is to "create a world class organization dedicated to promote India as the ‘supplier of choice’ of agro and value added food products in the global markets".

APEDA is the premier body of export promotion of fresh vegetables and fruits. It provides the crucial interface between farmers, storehouses, packers, exporters, surface transport, ports, Railways, Airways, and all others engaged in export trade to the international market.[1][2][3]

History

It was set up by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry under the Agriculture and Processed Food products Export Development Authority. The Act was passed by Parliament in December 1985. It was formed and came into effect from 13 February 1986 by the notification issued in the Gazette of India.

See also

Federation of Indian Export Organisations

References

  1. ^ "APEDA AgriExchange Newsletter - Volume 2713 ( Thursday 13 May 2021)". agriexchange.apeda.gov.in.
  2. ^ "APEDA ACT" (PDF).
  3. ^ "About AgriExchange". agriexchange.apeda.gov.in. Retrieved 16 May 2021.