The CIC through its licensing process aims to provide standards and discipline into the conduct of industry players, ensuring minimum acceptable standard of farms inputs, factory equipment, mills and processing plants is maintained to produce quality coffee.

The CIC licensing categories as specified in its Corporation Act, 1991 are;

  • Manufacturer,
  • Exporter,
  • Processor-Wet & Dry, and
  • Permit to Build.

Licenses are usually issued to coffee businesses to operate once all requirements are satisfied per CIC standards. Physical inspection is often carried out to ascertain that the business has the right machinery, processing facilities and mills to engage in coffee trading. This process is necessary to maximize top quality coffee production and to ensure that only quality coffee is exported.

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