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Requirements needed to export Horticultural Crops in Kenya

You need to have the following documents:-


  1. Copy of certificate of Business Registration from the Registrar of Companies.
  2. Copy of the company’s KRA Pin
  3. An adequate knowledge of quality standards for horticultural produce on the market.
  4. Documentary evidence from your overseas client, e.g a letter, fax or email that you are ready to start an export business.
  5. Photocopies of IDs for all the Directors. A photocopy of passport and work permit if a Director or Director are foreigners.
  6. Forms to be submitted typewritten. (Download from the website- Download Form 1 A and Form 1 B)
  7. Company stamp and Authorized signatory of applicants in the forms.
  8. Export Licence fee Ksh.5,000/- for 1 year and Cess Deposit of Ksh.5,000/-
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  1. Farm Inspection Report.
  2. Pack House Inspection Report.
  3. PS Form (Farmer Details). (Download from the website)
  4. Buyer- Produce Contracts- witnessed by HCD officer.
  5. Inspection Report on Transport Facility.
  6. Seed Purchase Receipts (For Peas and Beans).
  7. Demonstrate Traceability  System (Farm to Pack House).
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  1. Am doing French beans farming at kabati on medium scale and supplying local exporters whom i feel their offer is relatively low. Kindly by any chance can you get me a potential buyer from a broad.

  2. Wassaga Patrick

    Am a Ugandan and very much interested in learning horticulture from Kenya but have no idea which institutions to approach. At least for 1week training. Currently i have soft lettuce-red in nursery bed.

  3. I would like to plant horseradish in Kenya is it available here ama i have to get it abroad. Also brussels sprouts where can i get them.

  4. Pagrow blooms ltd

    Good afternoon
    i kindly have been searching for HCDA licence forms to download with no avail.
    Kindly advice

  5. how much capital does one need considering you have a pickup and your own farm….(capital required for the packhouse and export expenses)

  6. Halo,
    My name is Mugambi. I wish to start exporting onions, carrots and peas, which are the best international markets you would recommend… I am also looking for a partner interested in the business.
    Thank you.

  7. hey,
    My name is joseph.i need supply of bullet chillies and long ravaya in pretty big volumes. Preferably an audited farm by KEPHIS inspectors for Export.

    If its a new crop get to me ill help you procure an audit.

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