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Uganda - Apply for Coffee Grading Certificate

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  1. Coffee Grading Certificate can be obtained from Uganda Coffee Development Authority Head office.
    • No person shall export any coffee unless it is graded and conforms to the specifications of the export grades as set out in the prescribe ordinances of the Regulations or any other grades that may be approved by Uganda Coffee Development Authority.
  2. A quality controller who grades any coffee shall issue a grading certificate in Form 5.
    • Coffee shall be graded, by a quality controller of the Authority under the following category
      • prior to the sale by the grower
      • After processing or
      • Prior to the sale to the public or
      • prior to export
  3. Fill up the application form 5 as described by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority.
  4. Any person who wishes to engage in coffee Export MUST obtain a coffee Grading Certificate from Uganda Coffee Development Authority under the following conditions:
    • Coffee should be processed, handled and stored in suitable conditions for preservation of quality.
    • Hulling of coffee whether dry or wet processed shall only be effected on properly dried cherries (Kiboko 13-14% moisture content) or parchment (13-14% moisture content).
  5. After filling the form proceed to pay the prescribed fee
  6. Submit the dully filled in form attached with pay slip to the Coffee Quality controller Officer in charge of the area in which the coffee premises is located.
  7. If the Coffee Controller deem it fit then the applicant shall collect coffee grading certificate from Uganda Coffee Development Authority where your application was submitted within 1 day from the date the application was received at the Authority in case there is no rejection.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Business-Registration/Registering-a-new-company
  • Company profile indicating Memorandum and Articles of Association,
  • Shareholders and management set up
  • Proof letter from Uganda Registration Services Bureau
  • Filled application form

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Coffee Development Authority - Head Office ,
Coffee House,
Plot 35 Jinja Road,
P.O.Box 7267,
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: (+256)-414-256940 / 312-260470
Fax: +256-414-256994
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link


Any individual or Company interested in coffee selling, processing, exporting can be eligible for coffee grading Certificate.


Fees Charge for coffee grading certificate is calculated by Less of 1 % of the exported quantity/consignment charged every month.


  • Validity: According to period specified on the Certificate.

Usually Valid for 90 days.

Documents to Use[edit]

Sample Certificate

Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 1 Day

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


Any person who contravenes coffee grading -regulations commits an offence.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Address of the Applicant
  • Information on coffee ownership
  • Date
  • Signature of Quality controller
  • Information on coffee graded

Need for the Document[edit]

The Purpose of this permit,is to advice exporters on how to handle the coffee and check or examine the coffee.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


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