Electronic Item Certification: Government authorises MEDEPC to issue registration certificates for export of mobile phones and electronic items


The government has authorised the Mobile and Electronic Devices Export Promotion Council (MEDEPC) to issue registration-cum-membership certificates (RCMC), a key document for exporters, for certain products related to the sector including smartphones, smart watches, monitors and parts of mobile phones.

According to the foreign trade policy (FTP), an RCMC is required for exporters in order to avail benefits under the policy. Holding the certificate can also help exporters in availing benefits with respect to customs and excise. This certificate is issued by export promotion councils and commodity boards.

In a public notice, the directorate general of foreign trade (DGFT) informed that MEDEPC has been included in appendix 2T of FTP 2015-20 for issuing RCMC for specific items, with immediate effect. Appendix 2T of the policy includes 36 different export promotion councils and commodity boards.

Earlier the RCMC for these products was issued by Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) or Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council. The certificates issued by TEPC till January 9, 2023 will remain valid till their expiry.

As per the notice, MEDEPC can issue certificates for items such as monitors, projectors, television; printer, photocopying machine; automatic data processing machine; vibrator motor; static converters; parts of electrical transformers; lithium-ion batteries for cellular mobile phones; parts of accumulators; parts of mobile; semiconductor devices; and charging cable.

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