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FSSAI License

FSSAI is an abbreviation used for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. FSSAI license is mandatory before starting any food business. All the manufacturers, traders, restaurants who are involved in food business must obtain a 14-digit registration or a license number which must be printed on food packages.

This step is taken by government to ensure that food products undergo certain quality checks, thereby reducing the instances of adulteration, substandard products and improve accountability of manufacturers. FSSAI Registration is done through StartupEase LLP.

Types of FSSAI License

Businesses engaged in food activities are required to apply for different type of food license based on turnover, scale of business and the type of activity. Such businesses must apply for either of the licenses (central or state) or simple registration. The criteria specified in rules are as follows:

FSSAI Basic registration

This is required for small business or startups which have annual turnover below Rs.12 lakhs. Basic registration can be upgraded to state license as your sales graph increases.

FSSAI State license

This license is applicable to mid-sized companies which have annual turnover between Rs.12-20 crores.

FSSAI Central license

This license is applicable typically on large business with annual turnover above Rs.20 crores. It is also required in cases where you need to supply at the government offices or import / export food products.

FSSAI Documents Required

Documents required to obtain FSSAI License

  • Declaration form
  • Authority letter
  • Copy of Property paper (If owned property)
  • Copy of Rent agreement (If rented property)
  • Food Safety Management System plan or certificate
  • Electricity/ Water bill (Business Place)
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card of Proprietor/ Partners/ Director
  • Form IX: Nomination of Persons by a Company along with the Board Resolution

Additional document for Manufacturer

  • Blueprint/layout plan of the processing unit
  • List of Equipment and Machinery
  • List of food category desired to be manufactured
  • Pesticide residues report of water
  • Upload Production unit photograph


Import Export Code

All businesses which are engaged in Import and Export of goods require to register Import Export Code . IEC is 10 digit code with a permanent validity. IEC is issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India. Importers are not allowed to proceed without this code and exporters can’t take benefit of exports from DGFT, customs, Export Promotion Council, if they don’t have this code. IMPORT EXPORT CODE is done through StartupEase LLP.

DOCUMENTS FOR IMPORT EXPORT CODE & ITS FEATURES

Documents in respect of Individual/ Proprietor/ Partner/ Director

  • Copy of PAN Card
  • Passport size photograph
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card/ Voter identity card
  • Authorization letter (In case of Partnership)
  • Authority from other Directors on letter head (In case of company)
  • Copy of Partnership deed (In case of Partnership)
  • Board Resolution/self declaration (In case of Company)
  • Telephone Bill in the name of the Individual (In case of individual)

Documents in respect of Entity

  • Copy of PAN Card firm/company
  • Copy of Property papers (If owned property)
  • Copy of Rent agreement (If rented property)
  • Landlord NOC (Format will be provided by us)
  • Cancelled cheque of firm
  • Electricity/ water bill (Business Place)
  • Telephone Bill in the name of the business
  • Copy of Service Tax returns (In case of Proprietorship)
  • Certificate of incorporation (In case of company)
  • Bank statement of firm/company
  • AOA and MOA (In case of company)
  • 1 letter head of company (In case of company)

FEATURES OF IMPORT EXPORT CODE

  • All importers who import goods are required to register Import export code and all exporters need this code to obtain the benefits of exports.
  • IEC code holder does not require filing of any returns.
  • IEC Code is issued for lifetime and requires no renewal
  • Even individuals who are proprietors can obtain the code in their name.It is not necessary to setup a business for the same.


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