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  • Under the Food Safety Act, trading, selling, and marketing agricultural products require a food license. As a result, an FSSAI certificate is required to conduct any agricultural-related activity.

Apply Online

  1. To Apply for Agricultural Products Trade License, the applicant can make the application online via the FOSCOS website or tap the following link
  2. The applicant has to scroll down and click the “Apply License/Registration” menu
  3. Then the applicant has to select their respective state from the dropdown menu where premises is located for which License/Registration will be obtained.
  4. Next, the applicant has to click the trade/ retail menu.
  5. Next, select the type of Business, Now Select the annual turnover of the business. After that Click on the “Proceed” tab.
  6. On the next page, click on the “Click here to apply Central License for all Businesses”.
  7. The next Form-B page will be displayed, fill in all the required information under the premises details section and click on the “Save & Next” tab.
  8. On the Production selection page, fill in all the details for DGFT (Directorate general of foreign trade) Authentication and Click on the “Proceed with DGFT validation” to authenticate the details.
  9. Next Click on the “Save” to save the authenticated details. After Successfully Proceeding with DGFT validation, click on the “Save & Next”.
  10. Next, fill in all the Communication details and click on “Save & Next”.
  11. Under the required documents section upload all the relevant documents and click on “Save & Next”.
  12. Next, pay the fees and submit the application.
  13. After Successful Completing the payment, a receipt will be generated with a 17-digit reference number make a print of it, and keep it safe for future reference.
  14. You can track the application through the home page.
  15. This application will be processed by them and they will notify you through your e-mail or by SMS.

Apply In Person

  1. To Apply for Agricultural Products Trade License, the applicant has to approach the State FSSAI department link
  2. An application form will be provided to the applicant by the concerned officer or it can be downloaded from the following link
  3. The applicant has to fill in all the necessary details in the application form. (Incomplete applications are not accepted)
  4. Make sure that the applicant has attached all the necessary documents that are mentioned in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. The applicant has to attach the photocopies of the required documents along with the application form while submitting.
  6. Submit all the documents with the completed form to the concerned officer.
  7. The applicant has to pay the prescribed fee as requested by the authority.
  8. After receiving the application, the concerned authority will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place, the application will be accepted.
  9. An acknowledgment receipt will be provided. Please save it for future reference.
  10. Then the application will be processed further. All the updates on the application status will be sent via SMS to the applicant’s mobile number.
  11. Based on the outcome of the above report, recommendation, and other internal processing, the designated authority will grant the license with his/her seal and signature.
  12. The license will be hand delivered, sent through post to the address mentioned while applying, or issued as per applicable norms.
  13. This entire process can be completed in 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.


Required Documents[edit]

  • ID proof
  • Business License
  • Address proof
  • Application form link
  • Detailed document of selling product.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration,
S.No.341, Bandra Kurla Complex, Madhusudan Kalelkar Marg,
Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051, Maharashtra
Tel: 022-26592361 26592207, 26590548
Fax: 022-26591959
Mob: 09822697200
Email - [email protected]
Contact link

Commissioner, Agriculture Government of Maharashtra
Krushi Aauktalaya,II Floor, Central Bldg.,
Shivaji Nagar, PUNE - 411 001
[email protected]
Contact link and link


  • Any agricultural person who intends to Apply for Agricultural Products Trade License is eligible to make this application.


  • The fee for this procedure has to be paid as per the authority’s request.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application form link

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • This entire process can be completed in 30 days or as per the timeline advised by the respective department authority.

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  • Applicants must complete the application form before submitting it. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must provide genuine information while applying for this procedure.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant with full address
  • Place of business for which license is applied for
  • Name of the Managing Proprietor or Manager of the Firm
  • Name and style under which the applicant will work
  • Particulars of the business for which the license is required
  • Signature

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Agricultural trade product involves buying and selling products that have been produced through the forestry and farming industries. It can give consumers greater access to a variety of agricultural goods, often at more affordable prices.
  • An individual trader who wants to start a business related to agricultural products must have an agricultural product trade license to do the business legally.

Information which might help[edit]

Benefits of Traders

  • Extended reach to other mandis, hence access to more sellers
  • Access to larger and more integrated markets
  • Access to real-time information on arrival, quality, and price of commodities
  • Ease of doing business through Mobile-App
  • Access to online banking and payments

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

For more information link


  • Agricultural products mean crops, livestock, and livestock products, including but not limited to field crops, fruits, vegetables, horticultural specialties, cattle, sheep, hogs, goats, horses, poultry, fur-bearing animals, milk, and eggs. It is essential to take FSSAI-Food safety license Registration or registration for marketing these agricultural products