As per the Foreign Trade Policy, a Status Holder exporter is required to get a Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC) from FIEO for availing various benefits under the Policy. RCMC is also required for getting certain benefits from the Customs and Central Excise authorities. For registration purposes, FIEO has been recognized by the Government as an Export Promotion Council.
Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) is issued by Export Promotion Councils/Commodity board/Development authority or other competent authority as prescribed in FTP or HBP Vol1. RCMC (Registration Cum Membership Certificate) is a membership certificate issued for 5 years by Export Promotional Councils or commodity board of India
Any firm applying for an Authorisation to import/export or avail any other benefits/concession under FTP is required to furnish valid RCMC.
The current procedure for furnishing RCMC information is manual. IEC holder submits the RCMC certificate in physical form to concerned Regional authority. RCMC details are keyed in into DGFT IEC database.
As a part of G2G message exchange initiative, it is now decided to exchange RCMC information electronically through EDI with Export Promotion Councils (EPC). This will provide accurate and updated information about RCMC and also reduce the hardship to trade as the furnishing of the physical copy of RCMC will be dispensed with.
Necessary setup for the creation of RCMC data file
Class III digital Certificate for signing above created file.
Any person applying for:
An authorization to import/export restricted items or
Any person applying for any benefit or concession under Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) like duty drawback, duty credit scrips etc.
Certificate of Registration as an Exporter of Spices (CRES) issued by Spices Board shall be treated as RCMC and no other RCMC is to be applied with any other Export Promotional Councils (EPC).
A self-certified copy of the IEC issued by the licensing authority (DGFT) concerned.
A self-certified copy of the Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by the competent authority.
The fee in favour of “Services Export Promotion Council” by way of Demand Draft payable at New Delhi or Cheque payable at par at all Branches for membership fee as applicable. Alternatively, the appropriate fee can be deposited in local branch of IDBI Bank favouring Services Export Promotion Council, Current account number 167104000118514, Branch New Friends Colony, New Delhi,RTGS/NEFT Code: IBKL0000167 and send a clear copy of the deposit slip duly attested by Gazetted Officer or original deposit slip duly affixed by bank stamp be enclosed along with the application a clear copy of the deposit slip duly attested by Gazetted Officer or original deposit slip duly affixed by bank stamp be enclosed along with the application.
Send request for renewal on your letterhead along with the following Documents:
Original RCMC issued first time at the time of registration for endorsement.*
Payment of annual subscription fee plus GST 18% (Cheque/Pay order)
Format ‘A’ & ‘B’ form. (given below)
Continuity of membership of SEPC is must for getting Renewal of RCMC for any succeeding year. In their own interest members are requested to get their RCMC of SEPC renewed every year in month of April failing which the RCMC is liabled to be cancelled.
The validity of RCMC is for 5 Years as per the FTP 2015-20. from the date of issuance of RCMC. In case of expiry, a new RCMC cum renewal certificate will be issued for the period of next 5 years after surrendering the expired original RCMC and payment of one time admission fees plus taxes in addition to the annual subscription fees plus taxes.
ON LINE APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF RCMC FROM FY 18-19 This is for the information of all concerned that SEPC shall start issuing/renewing RCMC on-line from FY 2018-19 onwards. The process is likely to begin from 3 rd week of April 2018. All concerned are requested to apply only on-line for issuance/renewal of RCMC for FY 2018-19. However, urgent applications, if any may be sent in hard copy.
SERVICES EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL, NEW DELHI
(Set up by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India)
APPLICATION FORM FOR REGISTRATION-CUM-MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE (RCMC)
The Director General,
Services Export Promotion Council,
NCHF Building, 3rd Floor, 6A/6,
Siri Fort Institutional Area,
August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110049
Kindly register us as member of SEPC for the export of services mentioned below:
Name of the applicant : ____________________________________________
Address of the applicant. (Registered Office in case of limited companies, and the head office for others)
One Star Export House/Two Star Export House/Three Star Export House/Four Star Export House/Five Star Export House Certificate number
Valid upto __________________
Details of Directors/Partners/Proprietor/Karta to be given in the following manner (please attach separate sheet, if necessary)
(b) Father's Name
(c) Residential address
(d) Telephone No.
Main line of business of the applicant
Financial Year (April-March) for registration with SEPC :
Annual Turnover for the last three years (for service exports only) :
Financial Year (Last 3 years)
Services Export Turnover in Rs.
(Foreign Exchange Earning)
I/We hereby solemnly declare that the above stated information is true and correct. I/We undertake, without any reservation, to:
abide by the terms of the registration certificate granted to us on all our exports;
agree to abide by any code of conduct that may be prescribed;
Furnish without fail monthly returns of exports including NIL returns to the Registering authority by 15th day of the months following the quarter.
We further understand that our registration is liable to be canceled in the event of breach of any of the undertakings mentioned above.
We/ I solemnly declare that the application has been made within the purview of the provisions of paragraph 2.55 and 2.56 of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 and para 2.91 to 2.99 of the Handbook of Procedures.
Passport Size Photo Graph of the Applicant - cross signed.
Documents to be enclosed with the application form
Duly filled and signed the Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate application form.
Self-certified copy of the IEC Number issued by the regional licensing authority concerned.
Self-certified copy of the Permanent Account Number (PAN) issued by the competent authority.
Membership Fee in favor of “Services Export Promotion Council” by way of Demand Draft payable at New Delhi or Cheque payable at par at all Branches for membership fee as applicable. Alternatively, the appropriate fee can be deposited in local branch of IDBI Bank favoring Services Export Promotion Council, Current account number 167104000118514, Branch New Friends Colony, New Delhi, RTGS/NEFT Code: IBKL0000167 and send a clear copy of the deposit slip duly attested by Gazetted Officer or original deposit slip duly affixed by bank stamp be enclosed along with the application.
4AOnetime admission fee for SEPC’s new membership registration under “STARTUP” scheme for individual/ordinary membership category and institutional/corporate membership has been waived off. Applicants applying for new membership under “STARTUP” scheme” would pay only annual fee + GST (18%).
4B. Self-certified copy of registration certificate under “STARTUP” Scheme, in case of the application for new membership as a “STARTUP”.
Self-certified copy of company’s MOA (For Private Limited/Limited company/institutional/Corporate).
Self-certified copy of company’s Partnership Deed (For Partnership company/Individual Ordinary).
Self-certified copy of Trust’s Deed (For Trusts/ institutional/Corporate).
Self-certified copy of the certificate issued by Registrar of Companies in regard to company’s registered office change.
Last 3 years’ Services Export Data (Foreign Exchange Earnings) certified by Chartered Accountant of the company (as required at point No. 9 in the application form).
Self-certified copy of Board Resolution or Power of Attorney issued in favour of signing authority in case name of the signing authority is not mentioned in IEC/MOA/Partnership Deed/Trust Deed of the company/firm/Trust.
As per para 2.95 of Handbook of Procedures RCMC shall be deemed to be valid from 1st April of licensing year in which it was issued and shall be valid for five years ending 31st March, of the licensing year unless otherwise specified. After completion of five membership renewal (according to 1st April, of licensing year to 31st March of licensing year).
Self-certified copy of GST registration certificate.
Note-1: Categories of Service Exporters:
Healthcare services including services by nurses, physiotherapist and paramedical personnel;
Entertainment services including Audio-visual services;
Architectural Services and related services;
Accounting/Auditing and Book-Keeping Services;
Maritime Transport Services;
Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling Services/Management Services;
Printing & Publishing Services
Hotel and Tourism related services
(Please specify- Hotel & Restaurant, Tour Operator/Travel Agency/Tourist Guide Services, and Recreational Sports like Golf etc.)
Note- 2: Categories of Membership
Rs. 5 Lakhs (one-time contribution)
+ Rs. 90,000 (GST 18%)
Total Rs. 5,90,000/-
Individual Ordinary Members
Rs. 7,500 as annual membership fee
Rs. 5,000 as one-time admission fee
(Onetime admission fee under “STARTUP” scheme is not applicable)
+ Rs. 1350 (GST 18%)
+ Rs. 900 (GST 18%)
Total Rs. 14,750/-
(All Pvt. Ltd. or Public Limited Companies, Associations, Institutions etc.)
Rs. 20,000 as annual membership fee
Rs. 15,000 as one time admission fee
+ Rs. 3600 (GST 18%)
+ Rs. 2700 (GST 18%)
(Onetime admission fee under “STARTUP” scheme is not applicable)
Total Rs. 41,300/-
GST registration No. 07AADAS2487F1ZE
Note - 3: Wherever information is not relevant for a particular applicant, please indicate ‘NA’. _____________________________________________________________________________________
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