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Obtain ordinary membership certificate  (3) expand_more expand_less
Register with AFA IMIS Portal  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (5) expand_more expand_less
Register with KESWS  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain registration letter  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain fruit quality inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EU certificate of origin  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain customs entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain phytosanitary certificate  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export certificate  (1) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (4) expand_more expand_less

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Submit application for export licence
(last modified: 21/06/2022)

You can apply for this step online

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Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

0 mn  -  0 mn
 -  2 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge


AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) Regional Offices AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) Regional Offices

What do I get?

Application accepted

What are the requirements?

1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
List of shareholders (Form CR-12) (copy)
Certified copy for limited companies.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
For local companies.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of compliance (copy)
For a branch of a foreign company.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company PIN certificate (copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid tax compliance certificate (copy)
This is obtained online via the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) website.
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid business permit (copy)
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid work permit (copy)
Of the directors if they are foreigners.
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (copy)
Of the Directors of the Company.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport (copy)
Of the Directors of the Company.
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Details of the intended produce for export, packhouse details, as well as details of transportation of the consignment.
Association membership certificate (copy)
For more information on how to obtain an association membership certificate, click here.
Additionally, for exporters buying produce from a farmer
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Contract (copy)
If the exporter is purchasing produce from a grower, then a contract must be witnessed by a HCD officer. It can be authenticated during the farm inspection or the packhouse inspection or upon request.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Lease agreement (copy)
For contracted packhouses.

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Max.   2 days

Legal justification

1. The Crops (Horticultural Crops) Regulations (2020)
The Crops (Horticultural Crops) Regulations (2020) Regulation 28
2. Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Section 4 1st Schedule
3. Crops Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 6, 8, 13, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 40, 41 3rd Schedule

Who certified this information ?

Josephine SIMIYU, Deputy Director, Regulations and Compliance , 19/06/2017

Recourse: AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD)

Entity in charge

AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD)

Mazao Road, P.O. Box 42601, Nairobi 00100
Tel: +254 202 088 469 / +254 202 131 560
Email: directorhcd@afa.go.ke, info@afa.go.ke
Website: http://www.agricultureauthority.go.ke/
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Regulations & Compliance Department (HCD)

Mon: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Tue: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wed: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Thu: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Fri: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Contact person

Josephine Simiyu

Deputy Director, Regulations & Compliance
Tel: +254 203 532 898/7
Email: jnatecho@afa.go.ke, jnatecho@gmail.com
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