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How to Obtain Commercial Coffee Marketing License in Kenya

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How to Obtain Commercial Coffee Marketing License in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Sat Feb 2020 10:25am
Procedure
Applicants can apply any time within the financial year for consideration and licensing.

Fill the Application for a Commercial Coffee Marketing License Form and attach all the required documents. http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/component/phocadownload/category/14-commercial-marketing-license?download=23:application-for-a-marketing-agent-certificate-form
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. http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/license-submission

Submit Online http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/license-submission

Visit APPLY LICENSE page for more information. http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/apply-license-certificate

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
The applicant provides the following:-

A certified copy of certificate of Incorporation/or registration
A certified copy of memorandum and Articles of Association
A statement listing the names of holding companies, associated companies or partnership in which the applicant has interest
A letter of intent from an approved bank to give a guarantee.
Name and Addresses of two business referees.
Proof of undertaking to deduct statutory levies based on the auction /declared value of the coffee.
Proof of undertaking to deduct growers obligations
Proof of engaging services of a coffee qualifies liquorer.
A Bank Guarantee of US$ 1,000,000
Proof of undertaking to open a separate bank account.
Any other requirements that may be prescribed by the Board from time to time
Application Form Kshs. 1000/= non refundable
License Fee USD 1000.

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 http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/license-submission

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
Send an email http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/aboutcbk/contact-us
Website: http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke
View directions http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/index.php/license/googlemap?office_type=1&id=16

Eligibility
According to the Coffee Act a person or company is not allowed to deal in or transact any business in coffee unless he is the holder of a current license thereto authorizing him, issued, in its discretion, by the Board.

Anyone or companies intending to deal or transact business in commercial coffee marketing and auctioneering.



Fees
Application Form Kshs. 1000/= non refundable

License Fee USD 1000



Validity
One Year



Documents to Use
Application for a Commercial Coffee Marketing License Form

Processing Time
90 days

Instructions
Agency: Coffee Board of Kenya

Contact Office: Senior Executive Officer

Resolution Criteria: Approved by board of Directors



Required Information
Name of marketer
Address
Registered address
Building
Street
Town/City
L.R. No.
Date of Incorporation
Registration No
Name of Company
Physical Address
Location of the principal office
Address
Telephone
Fax
Email
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
Address
Building
Street
Town/City
L.R. No.
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Name, Address and Telephone of the Chief Executive
Name
Physical Address
Telephone
Postal Address
Professional Qualifications
Experience

Need for the Document
A Commercial Coffee Marketing License authorizes the holder to conduct the business of marketing coffee and auctioneering.



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.

Terms and conditions

A coffee marketing Agent License shall not be transferable
A coffee marketing agent license shall remit returns to the Board at such frequency and such format as prescribed by the Board
A coffee marketing agent license holder shall be renewable by 30th June of every year upon payment of the renewal fees
A coffee marketing agent license holder shall facilitate inspections whenever conducted
A coffee marketing agent license shall maintain adequate records at premises
Shall adhere to the coffee standards and industry code of practice
The Board reserves the right to withdraw a grower license

Other uses of the Document/Certificate
Authorizes the holder to conduct the business of marketing coffee and auctioneering.

External Links
Commercial Coffee Marketing License http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/apply-license-certificate

Coffee Marketing License http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/index.php/license/details/id/339

Coffee Board of Kenya http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/

The Coffee Act, Cap 333 http://kenyalaw.org/kl/fileadmin/pdfdownloads/RepealedStatutes/Coffee_Act__Cap_333_.doc

Guidelines for Coffee License Applications http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/guidelines-for-coffee-licence-applications

Service Charter http://www.coffeeboardkenya.co.ke/index.php/aboutcbk/introduction/service-charter?download=2:service-charter

Others
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.

Source https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php?title=Kenya_-_Obtain_Commercial_Coffee_Marketing_License

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