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Cotton for export must be inspected to ensure global quality standards are met. The cotton is inspected by AFA Fibre Crops Directoratethrough the National Cotton Classing Laboratory, who will issue the cotton lint quality report once the cotton has been tested.
A cotton lint export licence allows a trader to export cotton lint. The licence is issued by AFA Fibre Crops Directorate and is valid for a financial year beginning 1st July to 30th June. During this time period, the trader will be required to submit periodic lint quality reports for each consignment. The licence is valid for overseas markets only.
Train and register with Kenya TradeNet System (KESWS)
The Kenya National TradeNet System (KESWS) is an electronic platform that facilitates the processing and issuance of permits, import declaration forms (IDF) and declaration of goods. Traders are required to register with Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) as either exporters or importers and get trained on how to lodge documents on KESWS. The traders are then issued with user credentials which enable them to login and access the System.
For more information on how to train and register with KESWS, please select from options below.
Training on Kenya TradeNet System (KESWS)The Kenya National TradeNet System (KESWS) is an electronic platform that facilitates the processing and issuance of permits, import declaration forms (IDF) and declaration of goods.
For more information on how to apply for training on KESWS, click on the link.
Register with Kenya TradeNet System (KESWS)The Kenya National TradeNet System (KESWS) is an electronic platform that facilitates the processing and issuance of permits, import declaration forms (IDF) and declaration of goods.
For more information on how to register as a user on KESWS, click on the link.
This procedure applies to first time traders who require to obtain a preferential certificate of origin during export. Traders are required to register with the Kenya Revenue Authority’s Rules of Origin Section to obtain a registration letter. The letter confirms the country of origin of the goods to be exported and is a requirement when applying for the preferential certificate of origin.
A seed cotton buying registration certificate allows a trader to purchase seed cotton from a registered buying centre, and will require the trader to provide information on where the seed cotton will be ginned. The certificate is issued by AFA Fibre Crops Directorate and is valid for one financial year beginning 1st July to 30th June.
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, and are expected to know the market requirements of their export market.
Full procedure view - for a first time trader
Export cotton through the Port of MombasaThis procedure sequentially compiles the licences, permits and clearance steps to be fulfilled by a registered business owner exporting a consignment of cotton, of more than $2000 of value, for the first time out of Kenya, via the Port of Mombasa to the EU.