E-commerce is an internet-based business activity that includes buying, selling goods or services, transferring money, etc. E-commerce is used to describe the sale of physical products through the online platform, and it can also include other commercial transactions done through an online source.
Business operators performing E-Commerce activities are covered under Section 3 of the FSS Act, 2006 and it is necessary to obtain FSSAI License for such businesses under the E-Commerce category. Such License shall be for the Head Office or Registered Office address.
Generally, business operators are required to apply to FSSAI under 3 main categories. But for E-Commerce Business it is mandatory to obtain a Central License irrespective of its turnover. The annual fee for obtaining an FSSAI license for such a business is Rupees 7500.
Step 1: Create a Signup or Login on the FSSAI online platform.
Step 2: Click on the option “License/Registration and Apply for License/Registration” on the left side of the page.
Step 3: Select the State through the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Carefully read the instructions and select the option of E-Commerce from Group Heads.
Step 5: Go through the definition of E-Commerce, click on the button "E-Commerce covered under central license” and then click on the "proceed" button.
Step 6: Fill in all the details as mentioned in “Form B”. Provide GST/PAN/CIN No. as applicable and communication details must be filled in carefully as all sort of communication in this regard will be made to such Mobile No. or email id etc.
Step 7: Upload the required documents.
Step 8: Pay the statutory fee and then submit the application.
Step 9: After payment is completed, an auto-generated receipt with a 17-digit reference number will be obtained for future reference.
Step 10: The user can easily track the status of his application through such a such17-digit reference number.
E-commerce Businesses can enjoy the following advantages: