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Uganda - Apply for Export Permit for Bees and Bee Products

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Procedure[edit]

  1. An application for Export permit for Bees and Bee products shall be made to the Ministry of Agriculture,Animal Industry and Fisheries(MAAIF); in the form prescribed by the Authorities as set by the Ordinance from Commissioner Livestock Health and Entomology (CLHE).
  2. obtain a Generalized System of Preference (GSP) certificate from Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB). If you are exporting to non-EU countries (e.g. Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, USA), you will need a Generalized System of Preference (GSP) certificate from UEPB.UEPB certifies the consignment after a proper declaration is made by the exporter.
  3. Declare your consignment by submitting the form to the customs Department of Uganda Revenue Authority at the point of exit.
    • For customs declaration the exporter must have health certificate/Certificate of origin and packing list and commercial invoice in addition to the customs declaration form
  4. The Licensing authority may deem necessary to inspect the proposed Bees and Bee products to verify the relevancy and compliance with the set rule and regulation by the Commissioner Livestock Health and Entomology (CLHE).
  5. The Authority shall not issue export permit referred to in ordinance unless the applicant has submitted Laboratory analysis from UNBS or Chemiphar (U) ltd; and Inspection Certificate from Ministry of Agriculture,Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as proof that the product meets the required standards.
  6. No clearance should be done unless they are permited by the Ministry of Agriculture,Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)in the form prescribed in the Ordinance.
  7. Pay relevant fees, depending on the requirements from Commissioner Livestock Health and Entomology (CLHE) and attach a copy of the pay slip from the Bank on the application.
  8. Submit the application along with all required documents, to the Commissioner Livestock Health and Entomology (CLHE) duly completed and signed by the applicant.
  9. Once approved by the Commissioner Livestock Health and Entomology (CLHE) a National Health Inspection Certificate shall be issued to the applicant.
  10. Present the same to Ministry of Agriculture and animal industry and fisheries for an Export Permit .
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Export Permit and National Health Inspection Certificate from Commissioner Livestock Health and Entomology (CLHE).
  • Export Permit and National Health Inspection Certificate from Ministryof Agriculture,Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF);
  • Laboratory analysis from UNBS or Chemiphar(U)ltd;
  • Import Permit from the importing country
  • a Health Certificate
  • a certificate of analysis of the product issued by a competent laboratory .


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries.(MAAIF)
Lugard Avenue Entebbe
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320 006
Email Address: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Website:ministry of Agriculture.

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Eligibility[edit]

  • all bee products intended for export; and
  • all beekeepers supplying bee products for export; and
  • all operators of premises carrying out secondary processing of bee products for export; and
  • all exporters of bee products; and
  • all operators of bee products recognised by UNBS or Chemiphar (U) laboratories that carry out laboratory tests for the purposes of analysis and Export.

Fees[edit]

  • Fee of about US$15-20 (UShs 50,000) per consignment.
  • Bee export licence fee:100,000

Validity[edit]

  • Valid for 1 year.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Maximum processing time 21 days.

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 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

  • Beekeepers, exporters and operators should comply with applicable provisions.

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicants name and Address
  • Bee price
  • Quantity to be exported
  • Content particulars
  • Suppliers invoice
  • Date
  • Destination Country
  • Country of Origin
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • This ensures that the framework meets market expectations and adequately addresses prevailing trade bee issues.
  • To ensuring traceability between all players in the export supply chain, including beekeepers, operators and exporters;and
  • For the bee products to be fit for intended purpose; and
  • Beekeepers to be listed with Commissioner Livestock Health and Entomology (CLHE). if they are not operating under a risk-based measure; and
  • secondary processors of bee products to operate under a risk-based measure


Information which might help[edit]

  • When exporting to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda or Burundi (East African Community, EAC), you need an EAC Certificate of Origin which is issued and certified by UEPB after a proper declaration by the exporter.
  • EAC certificate of origin costs about US$ 2 (UShs 5,000). Other documentations are the same.
  • Beekeepers should ensure that any agricultural compounds they use on or in their hives are either registered for use under the Agricultural Ministry and Veterinary Medicines.
  • When exporting to any country within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region, you need a COMESA Certificate of Origin which is issued and certified by UEPB after a proper declaration.
  • When exporting to countries where Uganda does not have any preferential treatments e.g. Pakistan, Brazil, Ghana, Israel, Dubai, India, South Africa, a special certificate of origin is issued and certified by Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI). The other documentations are the same.
  • There are also African-based certifiers, although most of them are not recognized in the European markets. Quite often, they work in collaboration with European-based certifiers. In Uganda, Uganda Organic Certification Ltd (also known as UgoCert) is the leading certification company for organic products.


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.

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Others[edit]

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