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How to Apply for Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment License Service

This service enables individuals and businesses to obtain a license to trade in used electrical and electronic equipment, such as computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices. The licensing process ensures that the trade meets environmental and safety standards. The Rwanda Inspectorate Competition Authority provides the service.

RICA will conduct a field visit to ensure the premises comply with RICA standards and regulations. Applicants will, therefore, be charged an additional license fee of 10,000 RWF after the site visit.

The processing time is 14 days, and the service fee is 5,000 Rwf.


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

  • A company or an individual must have a Tax Identification Number (TIN).

Required attachments (4)

  • A copy of the operational license issued by RICA

  • A document indicating a list of existing used electrical or electronic equipment in the store or shop

  • Copy the records of the source of the equipment.

  • Business Registration Certificate from RDB

  • Passport copy

Follow these simple steps to apply for the Trader of Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment License:

1. Visit the Irembo platform at and navigate to the "Trade and Industry" category, Click on “Business Operator License.

2. Select "Trader of Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment License" and then 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 business details ( Company TIN, add registration type, that is,  if its a new application or renewing application. Select the types of equipment and the location).

5. Upload the required attachments in the correct format. then click Next.

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

7A billing Number/ID (88…) will be generated for payment; click Pay

8: Applicants choose the mode of payment. For more information about payment modes, click here


  • 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 RICA approves your application, you will receive your e-license.

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