The Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2007
Chapter II Regulation of Warehousing Business
3. Requirement of registration for warehouses issuing negotiable warehouse receipts. -
1. No person shall commence or carry on the warehousing business unless he has obtained a registration certificate in respect of the concerned warehouse or warehouses granted by the Authority under this Act: Provided that a person carrying on the warehousing business immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be allowed to carry on such business, in case he has made an application for registration within thirty days from the date of such commencement: Provided further that no such registration shall be required for warehouses which do not propose to issue negotiable warehouse receipt. Explanation.-For the removal of doubts, it is hereby clarified that a warehouse registered under this Act shall also be eligible to issue non-negotiable warehouse receipts.
2. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the Authority may, subject to such regulations and guidelines issued by it, authorise any person registered under section 5 as an accreditation agency to issue certificate of accreditation to any person for carrying on the business of warehousing issuing negotiable warehouse receipts.