Foreign Traders Registration


The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives is mandated to regulate domestic trading in line with the Trade Licensing Act Cap 101. The process entails synergising with Local and Urban Authorities among others. Since Foreigners come to the country under various arrangements, it’s therefore imperative that, those intending to engage in trade in the country should first provide documentary evidence of clearance to enter the country and the purpose of their coming or stay in the country. The ministry on the basis of the available information and guided by the existing and applicable laws, policies and practices will then consider whether to issue clearance for the applicant to be issued a trade licence for a given trade and location.