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Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts EPCH Membership RCMC Renew

How to renew your EPCH - RCMC

Who can become a member of the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts EPCH?

Those who are engaged in the business of Export of handicrafts i.e., any Person, Hindu undivided family, Firm, AOP, Joint Stock company or other corporation or co-operative society even if they have NIL export performance.

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What are the fees for EPCH membership?

Intended members are required to pay a one-time upfront Entrance fee of Rs.2500/- and the annual membership fees of Rs.5000/- plus GST@18%.

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How can I get Registration-cum-Membership Certificate (RCMC) under Foreign Trade Policy?

Applicants can get the RCMC only after becoming a member of EPCH under the following category as per the documents submitted by the applicant:

(a)Merchant ExporterWho procures products from a manufacturer or from another source and then exports
(b)Manufacturer Exporter  Who manufactures products in its own units or other units and then exports
(c)Merchant-cum-Manufacturer Exporters   

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Note: For obtaining RCMC as a manufacturer exporter, an applicant has to provide a valid MSME-Udyog Aadhaar memorandum or MSME Udyam certificate.

Applicant must have the Importer Exporter Code issued by DGFT in order to obtain the membership of EPCH. The form can be obtained offline from any regional office after paying a sum of Rs.100/- or can apply online.

RCMC will be emailed to the applicant on successful processing of the application.

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Is EPCH membership and Registration-cum-membership certificate (RCMC) are two different concepts?

Yes, EPCH membership is governed by the MOA/AOA of the council, and RCMC is governed by the Foreign Trade Policy. There is no separate renewal fee for RCMC.

Renewal of EPCH membership

Every Exporters has to specify their export performance during the last 3 previous year, in case of Nil export performance applicant can enter Zero in the respective financial year. Membership fees is to be paid on yearly basis that has to be paid on or before the 30th June of the following year.

Membership renewal period – 1st April to 30th June

If applicant has not renewed the membership in any of the year, it will be ceased and applicant has to apply for a fresh membership if they desired so.

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Follow these steps to renew your EPCH membership


Visit Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts website or can click on the Renewal of Annual Membership subscription for respective financial year.

epch website
epch membership renewal


Login to your member dashboard using your unique username and password and click on the pending renewal payment as shown in the image.

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epch renewal


For renewal applicant has to provide the below mention details:

Year of ExportMain Products of Exports in HandicraftsExport Performance in Rs.Countries of Exports
April to March (Preceding year)   
April to March (2nd Preceding year)   
April to March (3rd Preceding year)   
export performance


Pay your renewal fee by using any of the below option.

pay epch renewal

On successful payment of the annual membership fee, TRN will be generated that can be used for any query relating to the renewal request.

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