What are the requirements?
Form 1E - Horticultural produce importer application form
Certificate of incorporation (copy)
For local companies.
Certificate of compliance (copy)
For a branch of a foreign company.
Company PIN certificate (copy)
Valid business permit (copy)
Identity card (copy)
Of the directors if they are Kenyan citizens.
Valid work permit (copy)
Of the directors if they are foreigners.
Waiting time in queue:
- Max. 30mn
Attention at counter:
- Max. 10mn
Waiting time until next step:
Min. 7 days
- Max. 15 days
KEBS Standards on Horticultural Products (KS 1758:2016)
Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011)
Sections 28, 29, 30, 31
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 8, 13, 18, 20, 40, 41
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 1758:2016) is not a public document but can be purchased from the government press.