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How to Obtain Coffee Grower Marketer License in Kenya

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How to Obtain Coffee Grower Marketer License in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sat Feb 2020 08:22am
Applicants can apply any time within the financial year for consideration and licensing.

Fill the Grower Marketer Application Form and attach all the required documents.
When filling the application form, make sure the information is correct and also indicate whether it is an application for a new license or renewal of a license.

Before submitting your application, make sure you have fulfilled all the requirements set by the Coffee Board of Kenya. Submit in Person

Submission of applications to the Board by interested persons may be via the e- mail of the Board or by physical delivery to the Board premises in Nairobi or to the Boards County field Offices.
Submit Online

Visit APPLY LICENSE page for more information.

All new licenses shall take a maximum of 90 days to process in line with the service charter of the Board.

All License renewals are subject to compliance with the terms and conditions and are issued upon payment of the respective license fees.

License application forms downloadable from the Boards website and fees payable during submission of application forms.

All enquiries should be directed to the Managing Director Coffee Board of Kenya.

Required Documents
A grower's code issued by the Board
A valid pulping station license issued by the Board
Names of directors/officials, individual National ID/ Passport No, Pin Numbers and certificate of good conduct
Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for the Company/Society or individuals as applicable
Compliance with Statutory requirements, including but not limited to Safety & Occupational Health Certificate and Local Authority Business Permit.
Compliance with minimum specifications as required by Kenya Bureau of Standards KS1052, 593, 2221,175 (2011) or as amended from time to time.
Submit coffee production statistics for the past three years with evidence of milling statements.
Undertaking to deduct and remit statutory levies based on the declared value of coffee.
Undertaking to submit returns to the Board for roasted coffee and exports
Any other requirements that may be prescribed by the Board from time to time
In addition, where the applicant is a company/society

A certified copy of certificate of incorporation/registration (in case of companies/societies
A certified copy of memorandum and articles of association
A paid up share capital of not less than Kshs 300,000.
Names of directors/officials
Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for the Company/Society or individuals as applicable

Office Locations & Contacts
The Managing Director
Coffee Plaza
Exchange Lane
Off Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 30566-00100, Nairobi
Office Cell: +254 315755 / 342717
Direct Line: +254 342353
Mobile: +254 710670026 / 788109426
Coffee Board of Kenya County field Offices

Coffee Board of Kenya
Coffee Plaza Building, 10th Floor
Haile Selassie Avenue
PO BOX 30566 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 20 342717, +254 20 342358
Mobile: 0710 670 026, 0788109426
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Pulping station license holder who intends to transact coffee as a grower marketer

Kshs. 10,000.00

One Year

Documents to Use
Grower Marketer Application Form

Processing Time
90 days

Agency: Coffee Board of Kenya

Contact Office: Senior Executive Officer

Resolution Criteria: Approved by board of Directors

Be in possession of a grower's code issued by the Board.

Be in possession of a valid pulping station license issued by the Board

Required Information
Name of marketer
Registered address
L.R. No.
Date of Incorporation
Registration No
Name of Company
Physical Address
Location of the principal office
Details of the capital structure
Nominal capital Kshs
Paid up capital Kshs
Full names, addresses and occupations of the directors:
Branch Office(s) if any
L.R. No.
Name, Address and Telephone of the Chief Executive:
Physical Address
Postal Address
Professional Qualifications

Need for the Document
Coffee Grower Marketer License is a license issued to pulping station license holder in order to transact coffee as a grower marketer

Grower marketer is a registered grower with pulping station license.

Information which might help
Coffee board of Kenya is the industry regulator of the Kenyan Coffee industry. Among its functions is to carry out licensing of coffee nurseries, growers, pulping stations, millers, marketing agents, management agents, buyers, roasters, packers, warehousemen and auctioneers to ensure adherence to standards.

To this endeavour the board has put in place measures and procedures for applicants to follow for one to be licensed as an industry player.

External Links
Coffee Board of Kenya

The Coffee Act, Cap 333

Guidelines for Coffee License Applications

Service Charter

Coffee Grower Marketer License

The Coffee Board of Kenya is the apex body for the coffee industry, established in 1934 after the enactment of the coffee industry ordinance in 1933. The Board was charged with the responsibility to carry out regulation and marketing of coffee. The auctions as a mode of selling Kenya coffee was established in 1934 and created in 1935 to enhance quality assessment through the grading. This role has changed over time through various amendments to the law. In 2001, the coffee Act cap 333 was repeated and the coffee Act No. 9 of 2001 enacted, establishing the Board as a statutory body under the Ministry of Agriculture, solely to regulate the coffee industry.

The object and purpose for which the Board is established is to promote competition in the coffee industry, production, processing and value addition including branding of Kenya coffee locally and internationally, and generally to regulate the coffee industry in the public interest. The following general objectives form the basis for the Boards activities:

To formulate policies and rules to regulate and develop the coffee industry in the consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture.
To carry out registration and licensing of coffee nurseries, growers, pulping stations, millers, marketing agents, management agents, buyers, roasters, packers, warehousemen and auctioneers to ensure adherence to standards.
Provide advisory services related to coffee production and quality enhancement.
Collect, collate, analyze data, maintain a database on the coffee industry and document and monitor it through registration of persons dealing with coffee.
Advise and guide Coffee Research Foundation in the carrying out of research in all matters related to the coffee industry.
Representing the Government in international for a in regards to coffee matters.
Arbitrate in case of any disputes in the industry.
Carry out other functions aimed at the promotion of the industry.


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