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Apply to be an exporter
(last modified: 25/06/2021)

Timeframe ( see details )

Waiting time until next step

10 mn  -  30 mn
2 days  -  4 days

Where to go?

Entity in charge

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

P.O. Box 00100-49592, Nairobi
Tel: +254 709 891 000 / +254 206 618 000
Email: director@kephis.org, kephisinfo@kephis.org
Website: www.kephis.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Phytosanitary Import & Export Office (KEPHIS)

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

Plant Inspector

Plant Inspector
Tel: +254 709 891 125
Email: rkabiru@kephis.org
KEPHIS Regional Offices KEPHIS Regional Offices

What do I get?

Acknowledgment letter

What are the requirements?

For all exporters
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Cover letter (copy)
It should be addressed to the Managing Director of KEPHIS, indicating the intended market, physical location and acreage of the farm.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
For local companies.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Certificate of compliance (copy)
For branches of a foreign company.
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Company PIN certificate (copy)
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Contract (copy)
If the exporter is purchasing produce from a grower.
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Identity card (copy)
Of the directors if they are Kenyan citizens.
or 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Passport (copy)
Of the directors if they are foreigners.
Addiotionally, for fresh produce exporters
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
AFA HCD export licence (copy)
Issued by AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate..
For more information on how to obtain the HCD export licence, click here.

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: Min.   5mn - Max.  20mn
Attention at counter: Min.   5mn - Max.   10mn
Waiting time until next step: Min.   2 days - Max.   4 days

Legal justification

1. Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
Procedure for Registration as an Exporter of Agricultural Produce
2. Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service Act No. 54 of 2012
Section 5
3. Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Section 4 First Schedule
4. Crops Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 16, 40

Additional information

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.
Exporters of beans and peas will be required to liaise with KEPHIS Laboratory for the food safety audit and obtain a laboratory analysis report. For more information on how to obtain the analysis report, click here.

Recourse: Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

Entity in charge

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

P.O. Box 00100-49592, Nairobi
Tel: +254 709 891 000 / +254 206 618 000
Email: director@kephis.org, kephisinfo@kephis.org
Website: www.kephis.org
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Office of the Managing Director (KEPHIS)

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

Prof. Theophilus M. Mutui (PhD)

Managing Director
Tel: +254 206 618 000 / +254 709 891 000
Email: director@kephis.org
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