The government has
suspended the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI)’s powers to
issue or renew RCMCs (registration-cum-membership certificates) for exports.
In a notice, the Directorate-General of
Foreign Trade designated the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export
Development Authority (APEDA) as the agency authorised to issue RCMCs for
cashew kernel, cashew shell liquid and kardanol exports with immediate effect.
The notification already issued would be valid for the rest of the
clarified that the RCMCs already issued by CEPCI would be valid for the rest of
the validity period, said a report.