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Apply In-Person

  1. Apply for hide and skin export permit to any place and in any manner is done in person by visiting the commissioner for animal resources in the Ministry of Agriculture and fisheries Head Offices.The Applicant can visit their website on the following Link
    • Exporting of hides and skins to places appointed by the commissioner should only to be done to known hides and skins exporting centers,and after the exporting centers have been so appointed,no exporter shall export any hides or skins except through a hides and skins exporting Centre or through a place.
  2. Here you will be issued with an Application form for exporting hides and skin export permit to fill and submit.
  3. Fill in the required information properly and attach the required documents to the application .
  4. Submit the completed application form and pay the required application fee of Ugsh.540,583 and submit the receipt as proof of payment.
  5. This is followed by verification of hides and skin export by the commissioner for animal resources from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
  6. Recommendations based in findings of the investigation will be made to the commissioner for animal resources for final Authority approval.
  7. At this point,the applicant is notified if the applicant has been successfully accepted to export hides and skin to any place and in any manner or which rectifications have to be made in order for hides and skin export processor to be accepted.
  8. Upon a successful approval,the commissioner of customs and excise may,in his or her discretion,give permission for the export of any particular lot or lots of hides,skins or game hides in any manner or from any place to be named by him/her
  9. Once all the process is done, the hides and skins export permit to any place and in any manner is issued to the applicant.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Furnish monthly reports to the commissioner of customs and excise
  • Statistics on trade in hide and skin for the current and past period.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Animal Health - Head Office,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
Entebbe Plot 16-18,Lugard Avenue,
Entebbe Uganda.
P.O Box 102,
Entebbe Uganda.
Tel: 041 4320004
Email: [email protected],


  • Interested person(s) organizations, company (Exporting Hides and Skins to any place and in any manner)


  • The License fees for hides and skin permit is USh. 540,583.


  • The Valid permit for exporting Hides and skin is for 1 year

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The Maximum processing time is Usually 5 days.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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The Hides and Skins (Export Duty) Act provides that any person who

  • Furnishes a false return under section 4; or
  • Contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Act, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand shillings or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.
  • No hide, skin or game hide shall be exported from Uganda except by rail from Kampala and Mbale railway stations or through a hides and skins exporting centre appointed under section 7 of the Hide and Skin Trade Act.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Identity number
  • Contact address and Phone number
  • Business Plan information
  • Occupation
  • Citizenship
  • The location,
  • The mission and vision,

Need for the Document[edit]

  • The objective of the Permit to export in any manner or place was to regulate trade by controlling the region of origin of the hide and skin because each region has different kinds of animals.
  • Three hide and skin regions were recognized; thus Kampala, Mbarara & the Northern region of Uganda. However with liberalization of the economy, export centers are no longer in existence; businesses may export from any region which renders this license redundant.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Any person who exports hides, skins or game hides shall furnish monthly to the regional commissioner of customs and excise, Kampala, within thirty days of the close of the last preceding month a return in the form and manner specified by the commissioner showing the total weight, number, kind and destination of all hides, skins and game hides exported by him or her.

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]


  • Hides and skins are the highest export earner in the livestock sector and is estimated to be growing at 3% per annum.
  • In Uganda, the hides and skins are derived from urban (20%) and rural (80%) slaughter of cattle, sheep and goats (MAAIF DSIP). came down from 7% in value in 1997 to only less about 0.8% as at 2006..