What documents do I need to bring?
Exporter registration form (original)
To be filled by the owner of the company.
If the exporter is purchasing produce from a grower.
AFA HCD export licence (copy)
Issued by AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate.
For more information on how to obtain the HCD export licence, click here.
Waiting time in queue:
- Max. 20mn
Attention at counter:
- Max. 10mn
Waiting time until next step:
Min. 2 days
- Max. 4 days
Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 16, 40
The application can be submitted physically or sent via e-mail to the headquarters or regional offices. However, applications submitted to regional offices take longer to process as they are forwarded to the headquarters.
The acknowledgement letter is sent via post mail or e-mail within 2-4 days. Upon submission of the application, the applicant is advised to liaise with the Plant Inspection Unit to organize for training on the Electronic Certification System (ECS) for both their management and staff.