Closing of Avocado Season to Exporters

After holding consultative forums with both the dealers and exporters of avocados, exporters are hereby notified that:

1. The closing of Hass and Fuerte Avocado harvesting season is set for the 15th November 2019 to 15th March 2020.

2. Companies with an off-season crop are required to notify the AFA Directorate in writing within seven (7) days of the intended harvest to the Head of Directorate through (directorhcd@afa.go.ke) indicating the exact location of the farm(s). Attach a PS11 form and declare the marketing agents. Clearance will be Issued after conducting an oil content analysis.

3. Jumbo variety is not affected by the closing season, but consignments will be subjected to 100% inspection and clearance Issued.

4. Approved exports shall be done via air.