The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) is an organisation that brings together tea producers (manufacturers), buyers (exporters), brokers, packers and warehousemen to interact commercially at the tea auction and to promote the best interests of the tea trade in Africa. Anyone who intends to take part in the tea auction must first register with EATTA. The auction system has four main categories; producers (manufacturers), brokers, buyers (exporters) and warehousemen.
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Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) is the umbrella body of the private sector in Kenya. The Chamber is an autonomous, non-profit, membership-based and private sector lobby institution. Membership to the Chamber is not mandatory however, membership is diverse and has benefits such as networking opportunities, training consultancy, customer referrals and credibility in your business to mention a few.
The Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) is an electronic system that facilitates the online application, processing, approvals and issuance of export and import permits, and declaration of goods. Traders are required to be trained and then registered on the TFP as users of the system. The TFP is managed by the Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade). For more information on how to train and register on the TFP, select from the options below
The Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) is an electronic system that facilitates the online application, processing, approvals and issuance of export and import permits, and declaration of goods. Training is mandatory for new users of the system prior to registration on the system; this includes new staff from organisations already registered on the system. The TFP is managed by the Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade). For more information on how to register with TFP, click 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 (KRA) 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 food hygiene licence is required for all facilities that process and package products that are for human consumption, e.g packhouses. The licence is issued by Port Health Services Kenya (PHS) or by Public Health Officers, from the respective County Governments where the premises are located. The licence is valid for one (1) calendar year. For more information on how to obtain a food hygiene licence from either the County Government or County Public Health Office, select from the options below.
The licence is required for export of produce that are globally known/suspected to be of possible Genetically modified organism e.g., maize(add more commodities). The licence is issued by the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) per consignment. The market requirements in the country of destination will determine the need for the GMO certificate.
The Certificate of Origin (COO) is an international trade document which certifies that, a certain product being exported is wholly manufactured, produced, processed or obtained from the exporting country. For more information on how to obtain the COO, please select from the options below.
A non-preferential certificate of origin is an export document issued by the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) that confirms the country of origin of goods being exported. The AfCFTA certificate of origin is issued by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Rules of Origin Section. For more information on how to obtain a non-preferential certificate of origin, select from the options below.
The EAC certificate of origin is required for goods obtained, manufactured, produced or processed in Kenya, and are to be exported within the East African Community (EAC) region. The certificate is issued per consignment. For more information on how to obtain the certificate, click the link.