How to Apply for Fruit and Vegetable Export Licence In Uganda

Apply for Fruit and Vegetable Export Licence In Uganda By Online

  1. Register at your local Uganda Registration Services Bureau.
  2. Sign up with the Exporter Association and undergo orientation and pre-checks conducted by the Association. Once you have completed the process your registration, the Association will forward your request via letter or email for approval to the Ministry. This request should be sent to FFV Exporter Apex body, MAAIF and the Ministry of Trade to Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) for training in export-ready.
  3. Take an exam for export readiness in conjunction with Uganda Export Promotion Board, for areas such as market Knowledge Products Knowledge production Control Knowledge, Quality control General information on SPS.
  4. If you have successfully completed the stage 3, you will receive a NO-OBJECTION from the Uganda Export Promotion Board and submit an application with the Commissioner of Crop Inspections and Certification and an application for the audit of your pack house as well as production/out grower scheme.
  5. Before you can be audited and inspected through the Crop Inspection and production department it is necessary to prove, with the evidence of your previous orientations that were successful in stages 1 through 3 and then send an application along with attachments to the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries.
  6. Applicants for registration for export are required to prove ownership/hired/rented/shared pack house, before commencement of Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries audit.
  7. Anyone who is applying for registration to export must provide proof of their own nucleus farm or have contracted farmers.
  8. Other requirements include a TIN number obtained from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) as well as the REX number for EU Exporters
  9. In your application you must also show the ability to transport your produce in a clean and safe manner free of contamination
  10. After a successful review of the application at the direction of the Commissioner approval for the audit will be granted.
  11. The audit will be conducted over an amount of time that is proportional to the amount of money and where the packers and out growers’ house are situated.
  12. When audit by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries audit After the audit, the Inspection team will send its report within 24 hours to Commissioner of the auditing for official recommendations. The report must be sent as well to the company that exports.
  13. If the recommendation is approved by the Director of Crop Inspection and Certification, the Applicant will be given an Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries registration number to be an exporter of FFV. This number must always be stamped on each cargo box prior to export to meet the traceability specifications.
  14. Once you have completed all the required steps , a Fruit and Vegetable Licence is issued.

NOTE: A trader wishing to export dry or fresh products must sign up at the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) to get an exporter’s number and to issue phytosanitary certificates.

Documents Required For Apply for Fruit and Vegetable Export Licence

  • The TIN Number is provided by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
  • REX number for EU Exporters
  • The evidence of either the own nucleus farm
  • Evidence and capacity to move fruit and vegetables in a clean and safe manner
  • Evidence to make Fruits and Vegetables safely and without contamination
  • Report of NO OBJECTION by Uganda Export Promotion Board.
  • Audited report of your house as well as the out-growing scheme and production.
  • Report on test for export readiness together with Uganda Export Promotion Board, in the areas of Market Knowledge
  • Prove of ownership/hired/rented/shared pack house.
  • phytosanitary certifications

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. (MAAIF)Department of inspection of crops and certification.
Plot 16-18 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +Tel: +256 414 320 004 /256-414-322026
Email Address:
Website: of fisheries resources

Uganda Export Promotion Board
2nd Floor 2nd Floor Plot 37,
Nakasero Road.
P. O. Box 5045 Kampala P.O. Box 5045 Kampala Uganda.
Phone: +256 (0)414 230250

Ministry of Trade industries and Cooperatives
6.8 Plot, Parliamentary Avenue
P.O. Box 7103 Kampala
Tel: +256-312 324 000 | +256 312 324 268

Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Lot 5 George Street, Georgian House, Kampala
P.O.Box 848, Kampala Uganda. Kampala Uganda
Tel: +256 414 233 21/256 417 338 100
URSB Fax +256 414 250 712


All agencies and individuals involved with Fruits and Vegetable Export activities in Uganda are eligible to apply for this licence.


A license granted pursuant to the Act lasts for a year and will expires on the 31st of December.

Processing Time

Processing can take 3 months up to six months.


  • Traders are required to obtain an phytosanitary certificate for each shipment of dry and fresh products that are intended to be exported.
  • This certification confirms that the cargo is free from any controlled diseases or pests and is in conformity to the specifications of the country that is importing it. It is issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries.

The Information You Need

  • Owner’s full name
  • Age and sexual activity.
  • Nationality.
  • What is the purpose for the app.
  • Company name.
  • Uganda Export Promotion Board recommendation.
  • Photocopy and any identity document.
  • Name of the Authorized Licensing Officer.
  • Nationality /No./Passport No
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone No.
  • Business Place of Business: Name of Building/Place
  • Information about Vegetable Truck Carriers
  • Proposed Methods of Farming Used
  • Declaration form
  • Copy of the annual return

The Document is required

The permit permits people to export fruits and vegetables into other Countries.

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