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Register Online in India For an Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts Certificate (EPCH)

Are you in the business of making handicrafts? You can expand your handicrafts business internationally by registering with EPCH. Join the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, and your business will grow more easily

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Handicrafts are a big part of what makes the Indian home decor market grow and make money. Millions of people work in India's handicraft industry.

These people are having a hard time because the market for traditional handicrafts is shrinking. To meet this urgent need, the government of India set up the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, a non-profit organization.

The goal of this council is to make India's handicraft exports more competitive by promoting, preserving, protecting, and growing them. Members of the council have access to helpful information that can be used to improve and grow exports.

​What EPCH is used for (the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts)

 1. Participating in international trade fairs that are designed to promote handicrafts

 2. Keeps in touch with the government's exporting committee and other national, state, and local agencies that are involved.

 3. Set up business events in interesting places all over the country.

 4. Increases brand recognition through iterative design, seminars, an open house, and a forum for buyers and sellers.

 5. Members who have EPCH registration should be able to get advice from experts on things like improving technology,  making new products, and improving quality and design.

 6. Plans international trips for people who make decisions so they can look into possible markets for trade growth.

 7. It helps bring down the taxes on exporting handicrafts.

How does EPCH registration work?

The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) was set up so that the country could sell more handicrafts abroad. The council gives exporters the infrastructure, marketing and promotion, and incentives they need to meet international standards and meet the demand for high-quality handicrafts.

The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts is a group that artists can join if they want to grow their business, make it easier to export their products, and meet other requirements. So, becoming a member of EPCH is called EPCH registration. After completing the EPCH registration process successfully, you will get a RCMC (Registration and Membership Certificate).

Even if a person, Hindu undivided family, firm, AOP, joint-stock company, other corporation, or cooperative society has never exported before, they can still get EPCH registration and export handicrafts.

The advantages of registering with EPCH

 1. EPCH gives its members the knowledge and skills they need to expand their exports to more profitable markets abroad.

 2. The Council gives advice to its members who have EPCH registration on a wide range of topics, such as new technologies, the quality standards that countries that buy from them want, the specifications of products, and marketing.

 3. It sets up delegation meetings where members with EPCH registration can meet with foreign clients in person to talk about possible business deals. It runs the Indian Handicrafts Fair and makes it easier for exporters to take part in international handicraft and gift trade shows.

 4. EPCH helps exporters and policymakers talk to each other about their problems.

 5. The council regularly holds workshops and seminars to help the local community and micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) get ready to export to markets around the world.

 6. EPCH keeps an eye on market trends and makes reports on the export of handicrafts.

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts membership types

There are three types of membership for EPCH registration:

 1. Merchant Exporter - Businesses that buy handicrafts from the manufacturer and sell them to customers overseas must have EPCH registration as a merchant exporter.

 2. Manufacturers and Exporters - "Manufacturer-exporter" refers to a person who makes handicrafts and exports or plans to export those handicrafts.

​EPCH has a number of plans to help your business.

 1. Initiative for Marketing Access (MAI).

 2. Help with marketing development (MAD).

 3. RoDTEP Scheme.

 4. Vriksh Scheme.

​List of Documents for EPCH Registration

 1. Copy of the Importer-Exporter Code (IEC) from DGFT with self-attestation

 2. A self-attested copy of the MSME Registration or UDYAM certificate that says what kind of handicrafts are being made (if the company is a manufacturer-exporter).

 3. Information about the exporter's bank account at the moment.

 4. If the business is a partnership, a copy of the partnership agreement.

 5. If the business is a partnership, an attested copy of the list of partners on the letterhead of the company.

 6. A copy of the company's certificate of incorporation (Memorandum of Articles of Association) and resolution deed about who can sign (if the company is a private limited or limited liability company).

 7. A copy of the certificate for the export house.

 8. Information about GST registration and a copy of the GSTIN number.

 9. A check was written to EPCH as the registration fee.

​Step-by-Step Instructions for Online EPCH Registration

 1. Talk to our team of experts on EPCH registration for free. Learn what documents are needed and how to fill out the application.

 2. Choose a package, pay online through our secure payment gateway, and send us the documents we need.

 3. Our experts will file your EPCH Registration Application, and once the EPCH approves it, we will send the certificate to your email. You will be kept up to date on the status of the application process on a regular basis.

Why would I choose Certpedia?

The goal of the team at Certpedia is to help businesses get the legal and helpful services they need throughout the lifecycle of their business. So, we can apply for EPCH registration and many other services, like GST registration, patent registration, MSME registration, import-export code registration, etc., with confidence. Our team members have worked together for more than 20 years. So, feel free to call us at 931-132-4939 or send us an email at you have any questions. We promise to give you the right advice, deliver on time, get it right, help you prepare your documents professionally, and do a lot more at low prices.

How are a merchant exporter and a manufacturer exporter different?

A merchant exporter is someone who buys goods from other countries and resells them on the international market. A manufacturer exporter is someone who makes things in their own factories or in factories owned by other companies and sends them to other countries.


Is it necessary to have a certificate from MSME Udyam or an Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum Certificate in order to register as a manufacturer exporter ?
Yes, it is necessary to have MSME Registration. In order to get RCMC as a manufacturer exporter, you need an MSME Udhyam or Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum Certificate related to the making of handicrafts.
Is it necessary to renew an annual membership subscription ?
Yes, you need to pay the annual membership fee for EPCH Registration every year.
Can membership fees be paid in one lump sum for the next 10 years or for certain years ?
No, you have to pay the fee annually for EPCH Registration.
Can I cancel my EPCH Registration membership ?

You can cancel your membership at any time by sending a written request to the Council and sending back your original Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate (RCMC) along with a consent letter signed by the Proprietor/all Directors/all Partners of the company on letterhead (RCMC).

When do you need to renew your EPCH Registration ?
EPCH Registration: Memberships must be renewed every year on April 1st, which is the end of the financial year.
What is the process for changing the Importer Exporter Code number in the RCMC Certificate ?
If you want to use a new IEC number to update your RCMC, you must cancel your old IEC number with the DGFT and provide a copy of the cancellation letter, in addition to your original RCMC.