Trade license is the permit given by the local municipality to carry on the business. It is mandatory to obtain trade license.
Procedure to obtain trade license
Trade licenses are issued by local municipalities and the process also differs from one municipality to the other. However, general procedure followed by any municipality is described as below
Any municipality would generally require Address proof, Identity proof, Constitutional documents such as partnership deed and other relevant documents along with application.
Fee charged by the municipalities for trade license would vary from one municipality to the other and will depend on the nature of the business carried on by the applicant, plinth area etc.,
Applicant can get their trade license renewed by making applicant to the concerned authority while paying the appropriate fee.
There will be different license issued under FSSA as requirement of each product is different.
The application for FSSAI License in the prescribed format along with identity and address proof of the promoters, proof of possession of the premises where the food business is undertaken and the entity’s incorporation certificate or registration certificate must be submitted. In case of food manufactures or processors, additional information such as list of equipment, layout of the unit, category of foods manufactured, etc., maybe required.
Food licence is granted for 1 or 2 years and can be renewed later.
Operating food business without FSSAI registration is punishable with imprisonment of upto six months and also with a fine of not more than five lakh rupees.
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