Membership in the Council
Any person, firm, Company or other Corporation who has exports of cashew kernels, cashew nut shell liquid or Cardanol during the previous 12 calendar months is eligible for admission as member of the Council in the person’s, firm’s, member or corporate or trade name, provided that no person, firm, company or Corporation shall be eligible for admission as a member of the Council if any claim or complaint arising out of foreign trade transaction approved by the Council pending against any such person, firm, company or other Corporation or if such person, firm, company or other corporation has been lawfully black listed by any authority.
The minimum exports for membership would be :
i) For Cashew Kernels - 30 MT (2 containers)
ii) For Cashewnut Shell Liquid – the exported quantity of the item will be given 5 times weightage
iii) For Consumer Packs – the export quantity of the item will be given 15 times weightage
Exports can be any of the commodities listed above separately or in combination(CK and/ or CNSL and /or CP) to attain the 30 MT stipulated as the minimum quantity to apply for the membership of the Council.
Approval of name as a prospective exporter of cashew kernels/cashewnut shell liquid is a pre-condition for enrolment as a member.
The following particulars are to be submitted for name approval:-
1. Nature of the firm
2. Name(s) of Proprietor/Partners
3. Association with any other organisation
4. I.E. Code Number
For membership, application may be submitted in the prescribed format. Documents to be submitted along with the application form are:
1. Proof of having requisite export of cashew kernels/cashewnut shell liquid viz. copies of bill of lading/invoice/ attested by a Chartered Accountant, Address proof of the Registered office, Self attested copy of IEC, copy of the Partnership deed / Memorandum, Factory license / SSI registration for manufacturer exporter and photographs
2. The following payments are to be made by means of a Demand Draft
a. Entrance Fee Rs.20,000/-
b. Annual Membership Fee Rs.8500/- (For subsequent years, this will be Rs. 8500/= at the current rate.
c. Trade contribution @ Rs. 2.5 per carton for cashew kernel and Rs. 15/- per MT of CNSL / Cardanol based on the exports during the previous year subject to a minimum of Rs. 8,000/- and maximum of Rs. 1,10,000/-
d. GST @18% to be added for all above payments.
The membership of the Council is granted for a period of one year, ie. from 1st April to 31st March.
The membership has to be renewed every year.