Spices Board Registration

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Spices Board was constituted in 1987 under with the merger of the erstwhile Cardamom Board (1968) and Spices Export Promotion Council (1960). The Spices Board is the Indian government regulatory and export promotion agency for Indian spices. The Spices Board is an international link between the Indian exporters and the importers overseas. The Board has spearhead the activities for excellence of Indian spices, involving every segment of the industry.


Guidance, facilitation and higher quality standards.

  • Quality certification and control
  • Provision of inputs to the Central Government on policy matters relating to import & export of spices
  • Promotion of exports of spices and spice products
  • Maintenance and monitoring of quality of exports
  • Development and implementation of better production methods, through scientific, technological and economic research.
  • Guidance to farmers on getting higher and better quality yields through scientific agricultural practices.
  • Provision of financial and material support to growers.
  • Encouraging organic production and export of spices.
  • Facilitating infrastructure for processing and value addition
  • Registration and licensing of all spice exporters.


Application, documentation, inspection, registration.

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Documents required

A few pepper paper ingredients.

  • Application Form (Download)
  • Self -attested copy of Import/Export code certificate.
  • Registration fee in the form of crossed Demand Draft favoring “spice board & request.
  • Confidential Bank certificate in prescribed format in sealed envelope from your banker in support of your account/financial status.
  • Self certified copy of partnership Deed/Memorandum & Articles of Association as the case may be.
  • Copies of GST registration
  • Copy of certificate issued by the Directorate of Industries in case of Manufacturer-exporter of spices.
  • Copy of PAN card
  • Passport size photo preferably with white background of the CEO / the designated officer

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  • Promote and regulate export of spices;
  • Grant certificate for export of spices and ;
  • Assist and encourage studies and research for improvement of processing, quality, techniques of grading and packaging of spices;
  • Strive towards stabilization of prices of spices for export;
  • Control quality of spices for export;
  • Give licenses, subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed, to the manufacturers of spices for export;
  • Market any spice, if it considers necessary, in the interest of promotion of export;
  • Provide warehousing facilities abroad for spices;

In India if you want to start import or export of spices product then you require a valid Certificate of Registration as Exporter of Spices (CRES). CRES Certificate is issued by Indian spices board is also required in addition an IEC number.

  • All-Spice
  • Aniseed
  • Asafoetida
  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Bishopsweed
  • Cambodge
  • Caper
  • Caraway
  • Cardamom
  • Cassia
  • Celery
  • Chilly
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Curry leaf
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Fenugreek
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Greater Galanga
  • Horse-raddish
  • Hyssop
  • Juniper berry
  • Kokam
  • Lovage
  • Mace
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Mustard
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Pepper
  • Pepper long
  • Pomegranate seed
  • Poppy Seed
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Star Anise
  • Sweet flag
  • Tamarind
  • Tarragon
  • Tejpat
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
  • Vanilla

India produces 75 varieties of spices of the 109 listed by ISO, and is also the world’s largest producer of spices.

The top five spices would be turmeric, ground coriander, cumin, brown mustard seed and garam masala.

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