Export Guidelines for Coffee

Legal Requirements

The following requirements are to be fulfilled for one to export coffee;
  1. Register a business/company name at the Company Registration Office at the A.G.’s Chambers (Certificate of Incorporation).
  2. Obtain an Exporter Code Number from the Customs & Excise Department at Forodha House
  3. Obtain an Export License from Coffee Board of Kenya (CBK) on the fulfilment of the following conditions that govern coffee marketing.
These include;
  • Submission of the above three documents (a, b, c) Paid up share capital for the company should not be less than Ksh.300, 000/-
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from the bank on the suitability of the company to deal in coffee export.  Financial position of the company should be within or above its share capital.
  • Apply and become a member of Mild Coffee Trade Association (MCTA) by paying the relevant fees and fulfilling other requirements.
  • Undertake that you shall engage the services of a coffee expert (liquorer) and consult one who will in turn give a written consent in the undertaking.
  • Obtain a signed Bankers/Insurance Performance Bond of Ksh.500, 000 in favour of Coffee Board of Kenya.
  • Pay the application fee of Ksh.2000 to Coffee Board of Kenya (CBK).

For more information contact
Coffee Plaza
Exchange lane, Off Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O Box 30566 – 00100
Tel: 254 - 20 - 315754/6
Fax: 254 - 20 - 315754
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