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PRELIMINARY REGISTRATIONS, LICENCES AND CERTIFICATES
Farm inspectionThe farm where the produce is grown, must be inspected by AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) who checks to ensure that good agricultural practices have been complied to prior to the process of exporting. Once inspection is done and upon full compliance, HCD will issues a farm inspection report.
Packhouse inspectionThe facility where the produce is handled, must be inspected by AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) who checks to ensure the facility is clean and the staff observe hygiene. Once the facility has been inspected and is in full compliance to the standards, HCD will issue a packhouse inspection report.
Food hygiene licenceA food hygiene licence is required for all facilities e.g., packhouses, that process and package products that are for human consumption. The licence is issued by Port Health Services or by Public Health Officers in respective County governments.
Phytosanitary certificate A phytosanitary certificate certifies that plant and plant products are free from regulated pests and conforms with other phytosanitary requirements of the importing country. Issuance of the phytosanitary certificate is regulated by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS). Traders are required to obtain a phytosanitary certificate for each consignment.
Export health certificateAn export health certificate is a certificate required for the export of all commodities that are for human consumption. Issuance of the certificate is regulated by Port Health Services and is required for each consignment for export.