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Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain farm inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain packhouse inspection report  (2) expand_more expand_less
Register as an exporter  (10) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EAC certificate of origin  (8) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Port Health Services release  (7) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA release  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Submit application for export licence
(last modified: 04/05/2020)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

15 mn  -  40 mn
7 days  -  15 days

Where to go?

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

David Makori

HCD Officer
Tel: +254 202 012 422/118
Email: hcdtechnical@gmail.com, hcdtecnical@yahoo.com

What do I get?

Tracking number

What documents do I need to bring?

For all exporters
1. Application for export registration - Form 1A
Application for export registration - Form 1A (original)
Signed by the director. If there is an authorized signatory, it must be reflected in the Memorandum of Association.
2. Application for export licence - Form 1B
Application for export licence - Form 1B (original)
Filled by the applicant.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Packhouse inspection report (copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Farm inspection report (copy)
5. 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.
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company PIN certificate (copy)
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid tax compliance certificate (copy)
This is obtained online via the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) website.
8. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid business permit (copy)
9. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (copy)
Of the directors if they are Kenyan citizens.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Valid work permit (copy)
Of the directors if they are foreigners.
For exporters buying produce from a farmer
1. PS II form
PS II form (copy)
2. 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.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   10mn - Max.  30mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   7 days - Max.   15 days

Legal justification

1.
KEBS Standards on Horticultural Products (KS 1758:2016)
2. Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Section 4 1st Schedule
3. Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011)
Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011)
Sections 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33 5th Schedule
4. Crops Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 6, 8, 13, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 40, 41 3rd Schedule

Additional information

The applicant must call HCD to track their application which must be approved by the AFA Board. The Board usually meets once a week or after every two weeks depending on the number of applications. The KEBS Standards on Horticultural Products (KS 1758:2004) is not a public document but can be purchased from the government press.

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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