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Obtain packhouse inspection report  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export licence  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of registration for importers/exporters  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain import/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 export permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain certificate of conformity  (3) expand_more expand_less
Pre-clearance documentation  (2) expand_more expand_less
Obtain passed clearance entry  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain EU certificate of origin  (6) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KEPHIS release  (5) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export health certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain KRA and KPA release  (12) expand_more expand_less
Obtain export certificate  (1) expand_more expand_less

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Packhouse inspection
(last modified: 13/07/2021)

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

Gladys Mwai

HCD Officer
Tel: +254 202 012 422/231
Email: hcdtechnical@gmail.com, hcdtecnical@yahoo.com
AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) Regional Offices AFA Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD) Regional Offices

What do I get?

Packhouse inspection report

What documents do I need to bring?

For all
1. Packhouse inspection checklist
Packhouse inspection checklist
The facility operator is expected to meet and fulfill the requirements as outlined in the checklist.
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
List of produce handling staff (copy)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Traceability procedure (copy)
Should contain farm codes, produce collection notes and produce codes.
4. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Stock records (copy)
Should be following first in first out policy (FIFO).
5. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Protective clothing and equipment
For personnel handling the produce.
6. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Packing facility
Should be safe, free of waste materials, have adequate ventilation, temperature control, lighting, be designed to prevent entry of animals, pests, insects and dust, tables should be made of stainless steel and easy to clean.
7. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Sanitation
The facility and personnel should be clean and hygienic.
8. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Signs
Safety hazard signs forbidding smoking, eating or drinking should be displayed within the facility.
9. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Physical presence
Of the facility operator.
For exporters and consolidators who lease/contract a packhouse facility
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Lease agreement (copy)
If the packhouse has been contracted by the exporter. For more information on the requirements, click here.

Time frame

Attention at counter: Min.   1h. - Max.   2h.

Legal justification

1. The Agricultural Produce (Export) (Horticultural Produce) (General) Rules
The Agricultural Produce (Export) (Horticultural Produce) (General) Rules
articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
2. Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011)
Horticultural Crop Directorate Order (2011)
Sections 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 3rd, 4th 5th Schedule
3. Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Agricultural Food Authority Act (2013)
Section 4 1st Schedule
4. Crops Act (2013)
Crops Act (2013)
Sections 27, 28, 29, 32 3rd Schedule
5. Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
Public Health Act CAP 242 (2012)
Section 127

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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