How to Start a Vegetable Export Business?

By | February 21, 2019

How to Start a Vegetable Export Business

In recent times, the business of vegetables is been considered as one of the fastest and lucrative developing industries in India. This is mainly due to the upscale demand for that of frozen vegetable products all over the globe. Due to the high demand for frozen vegetables, pickles, mushrooms, and other similar products, there is a scope for a large investment opportunity in exports. India is considered as the largest producer of okra and ginger and is been ranked 2nd in the production of brinjal, cabbage, onions, potatoes, cauliflowers, etc.

India is been bestowed with a very suitable climate for the production of vegetables and it is been geologically located at such a place that it has a wide export opportunity in countries such as Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Middle East.

Below mentioned are some of the guidelines that one needs to follow in order to start a vegetable export business –

1. Registration of the business

All you need to do is register yourself with the Ministry of Commerce through the Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). DGFT will be providing a unique 10 digit IEC code number. The next step would be to fill a form named ANF2A and submit the same to DGFT. You will have to provide a PAN card and Bank account details along with an Rs. 1,000 banker’s certificate. The last step is to register yourself with the Export Promotion Council (EPC) and commodity board, as it allows you to export outside the country.

2. Setup an office

The office can be at a prime location where there are houses or it can be in a busy market or an industrial area. You can even start an online business.

3. Search for Suppliers

It is very important to make contacts with suppliers in India. You can get in touch with the Indian embassy in the foreign country or approach the Indian Chamber of commerce to find contacts. As soon as you have the contact details, approach the supplier, and introduce yourself along with explaining the potential of exports.

4. Search Clients

A very crucial phase…
Use your services and try to find sellers overseas. It is very important to identify your competitor/s in that country and quote the price accordingly. Some of the main countries that buy vegetables from India are – the UK, France, Pakistan, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and Germany.

5. Search and Hire dealers, distributors, and representatives

In order to be safe and have a hassle-free smooth business, it is advisable to hire an overseas agent on a commission basis. To finding a reliable agent, you can take the help of Consultants or the Chamber of Commerce of that country.

6. Packaging and Shipmenting of the product

It is been considered the final phase of the export business. It is important to pack and label the product properly before shipping it. Hiring a shipping company or a freight forwarder would be of great help.


23 thoughts on “How to Start a Vegetable Export Business?

  1. Ankamma rao Mullapudi

    What is the good method of receiveing payments from overseas buyers.

  2. Vijay C N

    Hello sir am Vijay c n from shimoga I want to be an vegetables exporter so please guide me how to be an exporter
    Thank you

  3. Vijaykumar H

    How contact In foreign buyers and market persons

  4. Srikanth

    I need to export fresh vegetables and fruits from my own farm please let me know how to find clients for other counties

  5. Vikram

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    am from mysore karnataka india i need to export my villager vegetable and fruits , how can i export and how to find a genuine and trusted buyers please suggest and guide me anyone of

  7. manjunath

    i am educated un employee and i am a former i plan to start vejitebles export in india but i don’t get orders to suplay i can suplay all types of vejitebles fresh i need deelers from other state i am from karnataka

  8. manjunath

    any one need vejitebles to tamilnadu and Hyderabad or telangana kerala please co oparate me i can send fresh vejitebles sufficient

  9. Muthamilarasan. J

    I am educated un employee i am a former i am plan to start freshvegetables export business i want to genuine clients i am tamil nadu

  10. Kishor Bachhav

    sir, Hello sir am kishor bachhav from maharashtra I want to be an vegetables exporter so please guide me how to be an exporter.
    thank you

  11. Nandini harish

    Hello sir/medam
    I want to start export ginger business to other countries will you please suggest me the trust buyers and the process to start the business.
    I am also ginger growing person in india from hassan .
    If any buyers is their please inbox me to my mail id

  12. Palanit raju

    I would like to start fruits& vegitable export business please guide me smplest way.

  13. Anupam Swain

    I am from Orissa. want to export milk product and vegetable from orissa . I am IIM Kolkatta student of 2018 . Need your guidance in this regard. My no. 9040099634

  14. Sabaresh


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  17. Pallavi

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  18. Aqua Chem merchants

    I need to know the procedures of exporting vegetables from Kenya secondly how can I get buyers from abroad?

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