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How to apply for an Agricultural Machinery Business Operator License

This service allows agricultural machinery business operators to register and obtain an operating license from the Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA). RICA will conduct a field visit to ensure the premises comply with RICA standards and regulations.

The processing time is  14 Days, and the service is Free of charge.


  • Applicants with or without an IremboGov account can apply for this service.

  • Applicants should have a valid company TIN.

Required attachments: (6)

  • Copy of dealership for dealers (agents of manufacturers)

  • A document indicating a list of agricultural machineries or equipment to be sold

  • Copy of facility ownership or rent agreement with the owner

  • Notarized degree of qualified technical staff

  • Copy of contract of the qualified technical personnel

  • Copy of passport

Follow these simple steps to apply for an Agricultural Machinery Business Operator License:

1. Visit the Irembo platform at and navigate to the "Trade and Industry" category; click “Business Operator License.

2. Select "Agricultural Machinery Business Operator License" and click  "Apply."

3. Fill in the applicant's details (select if it is a business representative category, age group, and other required personal information).

4. Enter Application Details, select whether it’s a new application or an application to renew a registration, fill in the company TIN, and follow other prompts.

5. Enter the Details of the Type of seeds to be commercialized.

6. Upload the required attachments in the correct format, then click next.

7. Verify that the information is true, enter a phone number and/or email address, check the verification box, and click Submit. 

8. An application number (B2…...) to track your application status.


  • Upon successful submission, the application will be processed by RICA. Applicants will receive an email or SMS notification about any changes in the application status.

  • Once the processing officers receive and approve your application, you will receive your e-certificate via email or can download it on IremboGov.

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