Ministry : Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Department/Board : DGFT

Trade Notice No. : 35/2021-2022

Date : 24.02.2022

Notification/ Circulars Referred : Trade Notice No. 27 dated 30.11.2021 MANU/DGFT/0170/2021

Citing Reference:
Trade Notice No. 27 dated 30.11.2021 MANU/DGFT/0170/2021  Referred

Mandatory filing/issuance of a Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) /Registration Certificate (RC) through the DGFT common digital platform from 01.04.2022


All Exporters/Members of Trade

All Registering Authorities (Export Promotion Councils/Commodity Boards)

1. Reference is invited to Trade Notice No. 27 dated 30.11.2021. In this regard, it is informed that the electronic platform to facilitate electronic issuance/renewal/amendment of Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC). Registration Certificate (RC) has been implemented. The objective of the platform is to provide an electronic, contact-less single window for RCMC/RC related processes.

2. In this reference, it is informed that from 1st April 2022, it will be mandatory for the exporters to file Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC)/Registration Certificate (RC) applications (for issue/renewal/amendment) through the common digital portal of e-RCMC Platform.

The prevailing procedure of submitting applications directly to the designated Registering Authorities will continue only till 31.03.2022. All Registering Authorities as notified under Appendix-2T are requested to ensure that they are on-boarded on e-RCMC portal before 31st March 2022.

3. Registering Authorities, who have already on-boarded are advised to adopt e-RCMC platform as single point for handling RCMC related processes. The Registering Authorities are also advised to conduct outreaches & issue suitable advisories to the members/exporters to use the e-RCMC platform before the stated timelines.

4. For guidance on application submission process, the Help Manual & FAQs may be accessed on Learn Section of DGFT website (URL:> Learn--> Application Help & FAQs).

This issue with the approval of the competent authority.

(Deepak Jhalani)
Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade

(Issued from File No. 01/02/68/AM-21/EG&TF)