The APEDA is known as Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority. It was established by the govt. of India under agricultural and processed food products export development authority act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. From 13th Februrary, 1986, the Act (2 of 1986) came into effect by a notification issued in the Gazette of India. The Authority replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC).
After submitting all the requisite documents it will be allotted by APEDA in 10-15 days.
It is only a license permitting the export of goods. Therefore, no return is required to be filed under APEDA License.